Bill Text: VA HJR1139 | 2019 | Regular Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Celebrating the life of Bradford Turner Clark.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2019-02-23 - Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ1139ER) [HJR1139 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-HJR1139-Enrolled.html

Celebrating the life of Lieutenant Bradford Turner Clark.


Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 21, 2019
Agreed to by the Senate, February 23, 2019

WHEREAS, Lieutenant Bradford Turner Clark, a dedicated husband and father who courageously served the Hanover County community as a firefighter, died in the line of duty on October 11, 2018; and

WHEREAS, a proud native of Hanover County, Bradford "Brad" Turner Clark joined the United States Army after graduating from Atlee High School; and

WHEREAS, upon completion of his honorable military service, Brad Clark returned home to the Commonwealth and joined Hanover County Fire and EMS on July 16, 2005, ultimately rising through the ranks to become a lieutenant; and

WHEREAS, a passionate lifelong learner who worked to ensure that public safety officers in Hanover County had the best possible training, Brad Clark served as lead instructor at Hanover Fire Academy 33 and as an instructor for Walker Sisk Memorial Truck School, Andy Fredericks Training Days, The 350' Line, and other training programs around the country; and

WHEREAS, Brad Clark recognized the sacrifices of his fellow firefighters as an honor guard at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland; and

WHEREAS, Brad Clark safeguarded the lives and property of his fellow Hanover County residents for more than a decade and was serving as the officer of a five-person squad of firefighters at Hanover Fire Station Six in Mechanicsville at the time of his passing; and

WHEREAS, Brad Clark made the ultimate sacrifice while responding to a vehicle crash during severe weather that resulted from Hurricane Michael; and

WHEREAS, Brad Clark will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife, Melanie; his four daughters, Brady, Lilly, Olivia, and Madison; and numerous other family members, friends, and colleagues; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Lieutenant Bradford Turner Clark, a dedicated firefighter and a beloved member of the Hanover County community; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Lieutenant Bradford Turner Clark as an expression of the General Assembly's respect for his memory.