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HouseBill Number: 4802Primary Sponsor: MeachamType of Legislation: CRSubject: Butts, JoeDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Apr 30, 1992Computer Document Number: 436/12459.DWIntroduced Date: Apr 30, 1992Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: Apr 30, 1992Last History Type: Received from SenateScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: MeachamType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4802 House Apr 30, 1992 Received from Senate 4802 Senate Apr 30, 1992 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence 4802 House Apr 30, 1992 Introduced, adopted, sent to SenateView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO COMMEND FORT MILL PATROLMAN JOE BUTTS FOR HIS HEROIC ACTIONS IN TRYING TO PREVENT A ROBBERY AND TO WISH HIM SPEEDY RECOVERY FROM THE GUNSHOT WOUND HE RECEIVED WHILE TRYING TO PREVENT THE ROBBERY.
Whereas, the General Assembly has learned that Fort Mill Patrolman Joe Butts was shot and severely injured while trying to prevent a robbery in the Town of Fort Mill on April 15, 1992; and
Whereas, Patrolman Butts and his partner, on a routine patrol, tried valiantly to stop a robbery in progress; and
Whereas, Joe Butts, the first police officer in Fort Mill to be shot in the line of duty, had never fired his gun but emptied five shots toward the fleeing van as it sped off; and
Whereas, Officer Butts expects to spend six to eight weeks in the hospital and is experiencing severe pain because of the gunshot wound; and
Whereas, the Town of Fort Mill is doing their part to express their thanks for this heroic action; and
Whereas, the General Assembly wishes a speedy recovery to Officer Butts and hopes that he can return to service in the very near future. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly commend Fort Mill Patrolman Joe Butts for his heroic actions in trying to prevent a robbery and to wish a speedy recovery from the gunshot wound he received while trying to prevent the robbery.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Patrolman Joe Butts.