CHAPTER 668

FORMERLY HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

NO. 55

EXPRESSING THE RESPECT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE FOR THE WORK OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION UPON THE DEATH OF ITS DIRECTOR, J. EDGAR HOOVER.

WHEREAS, the death of J. Edgar Hoover on May 2, 1972, has brought attention again to the people of Delaware of the need for the highest type of dedicated citizen to serve in the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and

WHEREAS, during his career as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a career which began on May 10, 1924, J. Edgar Hoover exemplified professionalism; and

WHEREAS by his example, J. Edgar Hoover inspired tens of thousands of Federal Bureau of Investigation agents as well as state, county and municipal policemen to regard their work with pride; and

WHEREAS, though the creation of the FBI Academy and other units within the Federal Bureau of Investigation, J. Edgar Hoover underlined the importance of training and the need for scientific training in the constant war against crime; and

WHEREAS, through the creation of a national fingerprint system, J. Edgar Hoover developed an additional method for apprehending criminals and for assisting victims of crime; and

WHEREAS, J. Edgar Hoover employed outstanding young men in whom the community and nation could have complete faith; and

WHEREAS, J. Edgar Hoover saw corruption in local police units as destroying all that the professional police officer stood for and helped wherever he could to eliminate it; and

WHEREAS, J. Edgar Hoover filled his years of service with courage, dedication and integrity in the public annals of this nation.

NOW THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 126th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Senate concurring therein, that the State of Delaware expresses a deep sense of gratitude for the many years of unselfish and dedicated service that J. Edgar Hoover rendered to his fellowman and country as its chief law enforcement officer.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be forwarded to the President of the United States, the Attorney General of the United States and the Delaware Congressional Delegation for inclusion in the Congressional Record as a permanent expression of respect by the people of Delaware.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution of appreciation be made a part of the Archives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Approved May 27, 1972.