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H*4295
Session 117 (2007-2008) 

H*4295 Concurrent Resolution, By Harrell, Agnew, Alexander, Allen, Anderson, 
Anthony, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Battle, Bedingfield, Bingham, 
Bowen, Bowers, Brady, Branham, Brantley, Breeland, G. Brown, R. Brown, Cato, 
Ceips, Chalk, Chellis, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Coleman, Cooper, Cotty, 
Crawford, Dantzler, Davenport, Delleney, Duncan, Edge, Frye, Funderburk, 
Gambrell, Govan, Gullick, Hagood, Haley, Hamilton, Hardwick, Harrison, Hart, 
Harvin, Haskins, Hayes, Herbkersman, Hinson, Hiott, Hodges, Hosey, Howard, 
Huggins, Jefferson, Jennings, Kelly, Kennedy, Kirsh, Knight, Leach, Limehouse, 
Littlejohn, Loftis, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, Mahaffey, McLeod, Merrill, Miller, 
Mitchell, Moody-Lawrence, Moss, Mulvaney, J.H. Neal, J.M. Neal, Neilson, Ott, 
Owens, Parks, Perry, Phillips, Pinson, E.H. Pitts, M.A. Pitts, Rice, Rutherford, 
Sandifer, Scarborough, Scott, Sellers, Shoopman, Simrill, Skelton, D.C. Smith, 
F.N. Smith, G.M. Smith, G.R. Smith, J.E. Smith, J.R. Smith, W.D. Smith, Spires, 
Stavrinakis, Stewart, Talley, Taylor, Thompson, Toole, Umphlett, Vick, Viers, 
Walker, Weeks, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Williams, Witherspoon and Young

Similar(S 837, H 4286) A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW UPON THE TRAGIC DEATHS OF THE NINE CITY OF CHARLESTON FIREFIGHTERS WHO PERISHED IN THE LINE OF DUTY ON JUNE 18, 2007, TO EXTEND SINCERE SYMPATHY TO THEIR GRIEVING FAMILIES AND FRIENDS, AND TO COMMEND THESE BRAVE FIREFIGHTERS FOR THEIR COURAGEOUSNext SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 06/20/07 House Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate HJ-144 06/21/07 Senate Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence SJ-6


VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

6/20/2007



H. 4295

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW UPON THE TRAGIC DEATHS OF THE NINE CITY OF CHARLESTON FIREFIGHTERS WHO PERISHED IN THE LINE OF DUTY ON JUNE 18, 2007, TO EXTEND SINCERE SYMPATHY TO THEIR GRIEVING FAMILIES AND FRIENDS, AND TO COMMEND THESE BRAVE FIREFIGHTERS FOR THEIR PreviousCOURAGEOUSNext SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

Whereas, the members of the South Carolina General Assembly were deeply saddened to learn that nine City of Charleston firefighters tragically perished in the line of duty on June 18, 2007, in West Ashley; and

Whereas, Captain William "Billy" Hutchinson, Captain Mike Benke, Captain Louis Mulkey, Engineer Mark Kelsey, Engineer Bradford "Brad" Baity, Assistant Engineer Michael French, Firefighter James "Earl" Drayton, Firefighter Brandon Thompson, and Firefighter Melvin Champaign of the City of Charleston Fire Department made the ultimate sacrifice while PreviouscourageouslyNext serving the citizens of the Palmetto State, and will be sorely missed by their families and friends; and

Whereas, these brave men daily offered their skills and passion to selflessly protect the lives and property of the citizens of Charleston, and truly deserve the greatest praise and admiration of all South Carolinians; and

Whereas, the critical public service provided by the firefighters of this state often go unheralded by many in the course of their busy lives, and the tragic deaths of these Charleston firefighters should cause every person in this State to reflect deeply on the tremendous risks firefighters face when answering a call to protect the public. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, express their profound sorrow upon the tragic deaths of the nine City of Charleston firefighters who perished in the line of duty on June 18, 2007, extend sincere sympathy to their grieving families and friends, and honor these brave firefighters for their PreviouscourageousNext service to the people of South Carolina.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the beloved families of these nine Previouscourageous firefighters and to the fellow firefighters at the City of Charleston Fire Department.

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