AN ACT APPROPRIATING CERTAIN MONEYS TO GRACE PRITCHETT, WIDOW OF DAVID PRITCHETT IN THE DEATH OF HER HUSBAND, WHILE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF OFFICIAL DUTIES IN LINE OF SERVICE OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
WHEREAS, on the 31st day of October, 1968, David Pritchett met death by drowning, while in the performance of his duties as heavy equipment operator of the State Highway Department of the State of Delaware, while clearing refuse and debris from the St. Jones River; and
WHEREAS, the said David Pritchett left to survive him a widow, Grace Pritchett, five children, two of whom are under the age of eighteen years, and two grandchildren under the age of five years for whom he was the sole means of support; and
WHEREAS, the accident which caused death by drowning of David Pritchett could in no way be attributed to negligence or carelessness on his part; and
WHEREAS, David Pritchett had been a valued, conscientious employee, whose terms of employment extended from June 1941 to July 1942 and from June 30, 1958 to the date of his death; and
WHEREAS, in recognition of the service rendered to the State of Delaware, and in recognition of the fact that while in the line of service to the State of Delaware, David Pritchett met with untimely death through no fault of his own;
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (three-fourths of all the members elected to each house thereof concurring therein):
David Pritchett, the sum of Twelve Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($12,500.00).
Section 2. That this bill shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Bill and the money hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury.
Approved June 30, 1970.