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PRINTER'S NO. 1356
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE RESOLUTION
No.
217
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY JOZWIAK, HICKERNELL, HENNESSEY, WALSH, BIZZARRO,
COX, T. DAVIS, PICKETT, WENTLING, MEHAFFIE, MILLARD,
WILLIAMS, DONATUCCI, LONGIETTI, STEPHENS, KORTZ, KNOWLES,
DiGIROLAMO, SCHLOSSBERG, JAMES, BARRAR, MALONEY, SONNEY,
RYAN, KAUFFMAN, BURNS, SANKEY, TOEPEL, D. MILLER, KINSEY,
ZABEL, WARREN, CALTAGIRONE, BERNSTINE, MURT, SCHLEGEL CULVER,
PASHINSKI, DeLUCA, HILL-EVANS, FREEMAN, READSHAW, OBERLANDER,
B. MILLER, SAPPEY, PYLE, CAUSER, KEEFER, MASSER, HAHN,
MARSHALL, SAINATO, MERSKI, F. KELLER, MARKOSEK, MOUL, SAYLOR,
DEASY, GOODMAN, NEILSON, MENTZER AND EVERETT, APRIL 10, 2019
INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
APRIL 10, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Honoring the memory of law enforcement officers who gave their
lives in the line of duty in this Commonwealth and
recognizing the memorial service in their honor at the
Pennsylvania State Museum in the City of Harrisburg on May 6,
2019.
WHEREAS, Deputy United States Marshall Christopher David
Hill, Detective Sergeant Brian Scott Cuscino, Police Officer
Alex Sable and Police Officer Raymond Diaz, Jr., made the
ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty; and
WHEREAS, Deputy United States Marshall Christopher David Hill
was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant
in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and
WHEREAS, Detective Sergeant Brian Scott Cuscino suffered a
fatal heart attack while participating in the New Castle Police
Department's mandatory physical fitness program; and
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WHEREAS, Police Officer Alex Sable, with the York City Police
Department, suffered a fatal heart attack during a SWAT training
exercise; and
WHEREAS, Police Officer Raymond Diaz, Jr., died as a result
of complications due to injuries sustained in an accident when
his patrol car was struck by a vehicle while responding to a
burglary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and
WHEREAS, "National Police Memorial Day" is held on May 15
each year; and
WHEREAS, The week containing May 15 is celebrated each year
as "National Police Week"; and
WHEREAS, On October 1, 1962, Joint Resolution 730 of the 87th
Congress of the United States was signed, authorizing the
President of the United States to proclaim May 15 of each year
as "Peace Officers Memorial Day"; and
WHEREAS, Twenty years passed before the first "National
Police Memorial Day" was recognized May 15, 1982; and
WHEREAS, May 15 continues to be observed annually in memory
of police officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the
line of duty; and
WHEREAS, The Pennsylvania State Lodge of the Fraternal Order
of Police presents the annual memorial service in this
Commonwealth; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives honor the
memories of Deputy United States Marshall Christopher David
Hill, Detective Sergeant Brian Scott Cuscino, Police Officer
Alex Sable and Police Officer Raymond Diaz, Jr.; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize the
memorial service in their honor at the Pennsylvania State Museum
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in the City of Harrisburg on May 6, 2019.
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