Bill Text: VA HJR51 | 2022 | Regular Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Celebrating the life of Officer Michael D. Chandler.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2022-01-27 - Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ51ER) [HJR51 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2022-HJR51-Enrolled.html

Celebrating the life of Officer Michael D. Chandler.


Agreed to by the House, January 24, 2022
Agreed to by the Senate, January 27, 2022

WHEREAS, Officer Michael D. Chandler, a dedicated law-enforcement officer and a beloved husband, father, son, and brother in Big Stone Gap was killed in the line of duty on November 13, 2021; and

WHEREAS, Michael Chandler grew up in Wise County and graduated from Powell Valley High School with the Class of 2011; as a member of the football team, he was the last person to score a touchdown for the Powell Valley Vikings before the school was consolidated into Union High School; and

WHEREAS, Michael Chandler followed in the footsteps of several generations of family members when he pursued a career in public safety, joining the Big Stone Gap Fire Department in 2015; and

WHEREAS, desirous to be of further service to the community, Michael Chandler joined the Big Stone Gap Police Department in January 2019; and

WHEREAS, Michael Chandler was an avid outdoorsman who relished every opportunity to spend time hunting, fishing, or enjoying the scenic mountain vistas in the region; and

WHEREAS, Michael Chandler will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife, Natasha; his daughter, Kamryn; his mother, Rebecca; his brother, Chris; and numerous other family members, friends, and fellow public safety officers; 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 Michael D. Chandler; 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 Officer Michael D. Chandler as an expression of the General Assembly's respect for his memory.