CHAPTER 602

SENATE SUBSTITUTE NO. 1

FOR SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 6

COMMEMORATING 1973 AS THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY YEAR OF THE DELAWARE STATE POLICE.

WHEREAS, the safety and well-being of the residents of the State of Delaware is of major importance to all the citizens of the State; and

WHEREAS, the single best measure of the success of any society is its ability to enforce just laws fairly and equitably for all the people regardless of race, creed or social standing; and

WHEREAS, the Delaware State Police was officially organized as the result of legislation, passed by the General Assembly, being approved on April 28, 1923; and the State Police has since served as conservator of the peace throughout the State with its members having the responsibility of suppressing all acts of violence and enforcing all laws relating to the safety of persons and property; and

WHEREAS, the members of the Delaware State Police have traditionally performed their duties honestly and faithfully to the best of their abilities and without fear, favor or prejudice, making their State and Country a safer place in which to live; and

WHEREAS, the Delaware State Police during the past fifty years has increasingly been recognized as a professional highly trained and essential part of the State's and Nation's public safety and law enforcement team; and

WHEREAS, members of the Delaware State Police have and continue to dedicate themselves to the preservation of property and human life, often placing their own lives in jeopardy as they strive to perform their duties and uphold their responsibilities; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting during the Fiftieth Anniversary Year of this vital organization to call to the attention of the public the contributions to their safety and well-being made by the State Police; and

WHEREAS, it is important that the people of Delaware know and understand the problems, duties and responsibilities of their State Police, granting members of that organization the respect they have worked so hard to earn.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the 127th General Assembly that the year 1973 is hereby proclaimed as the Fiftieth Anniversary Year of the Delaware State Police, and that Saturday, April 28 of this Fiftieth Anniversary Year be designated officially by the Governor as Delaware State Police Day.

Approved April 6, 1973.