Monday, January 24, 2011

Arizona Senate honors fallen Arizonans

STATE CAPITOL, Phoenix – Today, the Arizona Senate read death resolutions in honor of the Arizonans who died as a result of the horrific assassination attempt on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords during her Congress on Your Corner event on Jan. 8.

“These Arizonans were pillars of their families and communities,” said Senate Minority Whip Paula Aboud (D-28). “Today, the members of the Arizona Senate honor the lives of those we have lost in this senseless attack. We continue to pray for the full recovery of the others who were injured, including Congresswoman Giffords who is now recovering in Houston.”

In part the resolutions read, “This senseless attack has shocked and saddened all Americans and the citizens of Arizona are in mourning. Yet for many, their grief goes deeper than can be imagined as they face the terrible reality of the loss of innocent loved ones.”

“Today, Democrats and Republicans wanted to continue to shed the partisan divide and come together to honor our fellow Arizonans who died in the line of duty -– public service to Arizona,” said Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Phoenix (District 15). “We will never forget them and the light they brought to their families, friends and community.”

The resolutions are co-sponsored by every member of the Senate and the full text of the death resolutions may be accessed at the links below.

SR 1003 for Dorwan Stoddard sponsored by Sen. David Schapira:

SR 1004 for Gabriel Zimmerman sponsored by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema:

SR 1005 for Phyllis Schneck sponsored by Sen. Linda Lopez:

SR 1006 for Christina Taylor Green sponsored by Sen. Linda Lopez:

SR 1007 for Dorothy Morris sponsored by Sen. Linda Lopez:

SR 1008 for the Honorable Judge John Roll sponsored by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema:

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