Bill Text: IL HJR0067 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Designates the Interstate 55 overpass at Towanda, Exit 171 as the "Officer Patrick Michael Righi Barnard Memorial Overpass".

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-06-29 - Referred to Assignments [HJR0067 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HJR0067-Introduced.html


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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
2 WHEREAS, It is highly fitting that the Illinois General
3Assembly pays honor and respect to those individuals who have
4given their lives in the line of duty; and
5 WHEREAS, Patrick Michael Righi Barnard was born on December
620, 1973, in Peoria; his parents were Michael and Cathy Lohnes
7Righi; and
8 WHEREAS, Patrick Barnard got his middle name from his
9father, former Tazewell County Sheriff's Deputy Michael G.
10Righi, who preceded him in death in 1977; and
11 WHEREAS, Patrick Barnard was a 1992 graduate of Tremont
12High School and had always dreamed of following in his father's
13footsteps and becoming a police officer; he was working as an
14officer with the Burbank Police Department in Cook County and
15had plans to become an accident scene investigator; he had
16previously worked for the Markham Police Department; and
17 WHEREAS, While off-duty on November 25, 2004, Patrick
18Barnard had stopped to assist a stranded motorist and was
19struck in a hit-and-run accident; he died while he was helping
20others, which was in his nature; he will always be remembered
21for his sense of humor and his fun-loving attitude; and

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1 WHEREAS, Patrick Barnard was preceded in death by his
2sister, Shelly Righi; and
3 WHEREAS, The passing of Patrick Barnard has been deeply
4felt by many, especially his parents, Cathy and Robert Barnard;
5his sister, Stacey (David) Welter; and his grandmother, Marge
6Barnard; therefore, be it
7 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
8HUNDREDTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE SENATE
9CONCURRING HEREIN, that we designate the Interstate 55 overpass
10at Towanda, Exit 171 as the "Officer Patrick Michael Righi
11Barnard Memorial Overpass"; and be it further
12 RESOLVED, That the Illinois Department of Transportation
13is requested to erect at suitable locations, consistent with
14State and federal regulations, appropriate plaques or signs
15giving notice of the name of the "Officer Patrick Michael Righi
16Barnard Memorial Overpass"; and be it further
17 RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be
18presented to the Secretary of the Illinois Department of
19Transportation and the family of Officer Patrick Michael Righi
20Barnard.
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