(By Senators Bailey, McCabe, Chafin, Helmick, Unger, Caldwell, Oliverio, Hunter, Love, Snyder, Plymale, Jenkins, Edgell, Minard, Bowman, Fanning, Kessler, Prezioso, White, Rowe, Facemyer, Ross, Weeks, Sharpe, Dempsey, McKenzie, Sprouse, Minear, Harrison, Guills, Smith, Boley and Tomblin, Mr. President)

Designating February 19, 2003, as "Law-enforcement Appreciation Day".

Whereas, Citizens of West Virginia should consider the men and women of law enforcement who daily place their lives in danger for our safety; and
Whereas, The men and women of law enforcement have trained efficiently to perform their duties and are dedicated to the communities they serve; and
Whereas, Sadly, there are many law-enforcement officers who are killed in the line of duty; and
Whereas, It is fitting that we pay tribute to the men and women of law enforcement whose dedication and commitment to protect and serve our citizens go unnoticed in our daily lives; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby designates February 19, 2003, as "Law- enforcement Appreciation Day" as an expression of gratitude for law-enforcement officers who risk their lives on a daily basis for our safety and protection; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate is proud of the men and women who live up to the creed "To protect and serve"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to appropriate representatives of law enforcement.