HB 1168 -- PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY
CO-SPONSORS: Crum, Sombart
COMMITTEE ACTION - Voted "do pass by consent" by the Committee
on Civil and Criminal Law by a vote of 15 to 0.
The bill establishes May 15th annually as "Missouri's Peace
Officers Memorial Day."
FISCAL NOTE: No impact on state funds.
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that the bill coincides with the
federal holiday that honors peace officers who have given their
lives to protect the public.
Testifying for the bill were Representative Crum; Marilyn
Bassett, Wife of slain officer; Missouri Deputy Sheriffs
Association; Arnold Bassett, brother of slain officer;
Missourians Concerned For Police Survivors; Missouri Troopers
Association; Missouri Department of Public Safety; Missouri
State Troopers Association; Missouri Police Chiefs Association;
Missouri Sheriffs Association; Missouri Peace Officers
Association; Missouri State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police;
Missouri Highway Patrol; and Sheriff of Moniteau County.
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
Michael Warrick, Research Analyst