Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Honoring the Brave and the Fallen

Today we had the opportunity to honor the officers involved in January's Ogden shooting tragedy and their kin.



House Concurrent Resolution 4:
Concurrent Resolution Honoring
Weber County Law Enforcement Officers

Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, the Governor concurring therein:
                       WHEREAS, on January 4, 2012, Agent Jared Daniel Francom of the Ogden Police Department, serving on the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force, was fatally wounded serving a search warrant on a residence in Ogden, Utah;
                      WHEREAS, Officer Michael Rounkles, Agent Kasey Burrell, and Agent Shawn Grogan of the Ogden Police Department were also wounded in the shooting;
                       WHEREAS, Agent Nate Hutchinson, a sergeant in the Weber County Sheriff's Office was also wounded in the shooting;
                       WHEREAS, Agent Jason Vanderwarf of the Roy Police Department was also injured in the shooting;
                       WHEREAS, the officers on the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Task Force acted quickly and bravely to subdue the suspect, preventing further injury and loss of life;
                       WHEREAS, Officer Michael Rounkles, responding to the scene in the course of his patrol duties, displayed incredible courage above and beyond the call of duty in his efforts to rescue and defend the agents of the Task Force who had come under fire;
                       WHEREAS, Agent Jared Daniel Francom served with the Ogden Police Department for eight years;
                       WHEREAS, Agent Jared Daniel Francom served his community with honor and distinction;
                       WHEREAS, Utah has come together to mourn and honor Agent Jared Daniel Francom, with an estimated 4,000 people attending his funeral on January 11, 2012 in Ogden, Utah; and
                       WHEREAS, the injury or loss of any police officer is a reminder of the risks taken by all the men and women of law enforcement on behalf of their communities:
                       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah, the Governor concurring therein, recognizes and honors the sacrifice of Agent Jared Daniel Francom.
                       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature and the Governor extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Agent Jared Daniel Francom.
                       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature and the Governor express their wishes that Ogden Police Officers Michael Rounkles, Kasey Burrell, and Shawn Grogan will have a full and speedy recovery.
                       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature and the Governor express their wishes that Agent Nate Hutchinson, sergeant in the Weber County Sheriff's Office, and Roy Police Officer Agent Jason Vanderwarf will have a full and speedy recovery.
                       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature and the Governor recognize the remarkable courage and honor displayed by the men and women in law enforcement and the risks they take to keep their communities safe.
                       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the family of Agent Daniel Francom; to Ogden Police Officers Michael Rounkles, Kasey Burrell, and Shawn Grogan; to Agent Nate Hutchinson, sergeant in the Weber County Sheriff's Office; to Roy Police Officer Agent Jason Vanderwarf; to the Ogden City Police Department; to the Weber County Sheriff's Office; to the Roy Police Department; and to the members of Utah's congressional delegation.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Jeremy. I am ever more grateful for the silent heroes among us.

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