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TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF GARNERS FERRY ROAD IN RICHLAND COUNTY FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 601 TO THE POINT WHERE IT CROSSES THE WATEREE RIVER "LIEUTENANT ULYSSES FLEMMING MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE SIGNS OR MARKERS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY CONTAINING THESE WORDS.
Whereas, Lieutenant Ulysses Flemming was born on November 22, 1944, in Richland County and died on May 13, 2014; and
Whereas, he was a 1963 graduate of Webber High School and served with distinction as a member of the United States Army; and
Whereas, he joined the South Carolina Wildlife Department in 1970 as the first African American game warden in this State and was assigned to Richland County where he primarily worked on the Wateree and Congaree rivers enforcing fish, game, boating and state criminal laws; and
Whereas, during Mr. Flemming's thirty-eight years of service with the department, he rose through the ranks and became a unit supervisor prior to obtaining the rank of lieutenant; and
Whereas, he was bestowed numerous honors and awards while employed with the department. These included being named Law Enforcement Officer of the Year; and
Whereas, on July 25, 2018, the State honored Lieutenant Flemming by inducting him into the Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame; and
Whereas, it would be fitting and proper to further recognize this distinguished son of South Carolina by naming a portion of highway in Richland County in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That members of the General Assembly request the Department of Transportation name the portion of Garners Ferry Road in Richland County from its intersection with United States Highway 601 to the point where it crosses the Wateree River "Lieutenant Ulysses Flemming Memorial Highway" and erect appropriate signs or markers along this portion of highway containing these words.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to the Department of Transportation.
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