CHAPTER 637

FORMERLY HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

NO. 26

IN MEMORY OF DELAWARE STATE TROOPERS RONALD L. CAREY AND DAVID C. YARRINGTON WHO WERE SLAIN WHILE SERVING THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, the lives of lawmen are subject daily to danger and violence as they perform their appointed duties during the bright of day and the dark of night; and

WHEREAS, on January 5, 1972 A.D., the citizens of the State of Delaware and surrounding areas were shocked to learn that two God-loving and gifted Delaware State Troopers, Ronald L. Carey and David C. Yarrington, had been gunned down while conducting a routine robbery investigation; and

WHEREAS, both troopers finally succumbed as a result of the needless and wreckless shootings, thereby leaving two young wives and four small children without husbands and fathers; and

WHEREAS, the two slain troopers, Ron Carey and Dave Yarrington, both enrolled in the thirtieth recruit class of the Delaware State Police Training Academy in 1969, wherein they began a lasting friendship; and

WHEREAS, Troopers Carey and Yarrington were highly respected and loved by their families, their fellow police officers, and by a multitude of friends; and

WHEREAS, the members of the 126th General Assembly and the Governor of Delaware wish to express their sincere appreciation for the dedicated service and good will contributed by Troopers Carey and Yarrington during their days on this earth and, at the same time, wish to express their sorrow over the tragic loss of these two outstanding young men.

NOW THEREFORE,

Assembly and the Governor of the State of Delaware extend sincere, heartfelt sympathies to the families of Delaware State Troopers Ronald L. Carey and David C. Yarrington; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the text of this resolution be entered in the Journals of both the House of Representatives and the Senate of the 126th General Assembly and that copies be forwarded to the immediate families and parents of the deceased troopers.

Approved January 19, 1972.