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Sponsors: Rep. Taylor
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Introduced in the House on January 9, 2007
Introduced in the Senate on January 25, 2007
Adopted by the General Assembly on March 1, 2007
Summary: Sergeant Rick Pope
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/13/2006 House Prefiled 12/13/2006 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions 1/9/2007 House Introduced HJ-18 1/9/2007 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-18 1/24/2007 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-7 1/25/2007 House Adopted, sent to Senate HJ-36 1/25/2007 Senate Introduced SJ-13 1/25/2007 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation SJ-13 2/28/2007 Senate Recalled from Committee on Transportation SJ-12 3/1/2007 Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence SJ-19
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
February 28, 2007
S. Printed 2/28/07--S.
Read the first time January 25, 2007.
TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERCHANGE LOCATED AT EXIT 16 ALONG INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 385 IN LAURENS COUNTY THE "SERGEANT RICK POPE INTERCHANGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERCHANGE THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "SERGEANT RICK POPE INTERCHANGE".
Whereas, Sergeant Carlton Patrick "Rick" Pope was born on July 1, 1967, was married to the former Angela Wilson, and were blessed by the birth of their son, Austin; and
Whereas, he was a graduate of J. L. Mann High School in Greenville County. After graduating from high school, he entered the United States Navy at the age of eighteen and served his country with distinction until he was discharged in 1990; and
Whereas, in 1993 Rick joined the Fountain Inn Police Department and was promoted to the rank of Patrol Sergeant in 1994. He received numerous commendations from numerous police and fire departments as well as crime victims for his work in the field of law enforcement until he lost his life in a tragic car accident in October, 1996, at Exit 16 along Interstate Highway 385 in Laurens County; and
Whereas, it is fitting and proper for the members of the General Assembly to honor Sergeant Pope's memory by naming the interchange located at Exit 16 along Interstate Highway 385 in Laurens County the "Sergeant Rick Pope Interchange". Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, request that the Department of Transportation name the interchange located at Exit 16 along Interstate Highway 385 in Laurens County the "Sergeant Rick Pope Interchange" and erect appropriate markers or signs at this interchange that contain the words "Sergeant Rick Pope Interchange".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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