Bill Text: VA HJR968 | 2019 | Regular Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Celebrating the life of Trooper Lucas B. Dowell.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 49-12)

Status: (Passed) 2019-02-21 - Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ968ER) [HJR968 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-HJR968-Enrolled.html

Celebrating the life of Trooper Lucas B. Dowell.


Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 18, 2019
Agreed to by the Senate, February 21, 2019

WHEREAS, Trooper Lucas B. Dowell, a dedicated law-enforcement officer with the Virginia State Police who was committed to helping others and serving the community, died in the line of duty on February 4, 2019; and

WHEREAS, Lucas Dowell grew up in Chilhowie, where he attended Chilhowie High School; he continued his education at Radford University, earning a bachelor's degree in criminal justice; and

WHEREAS, Lucas Dowell graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy with the 122nd Basic Session on November 21, 2014; he was assigned to Area 20 of Division III, which encompasses the City of Lynchburg and the Counties of Amherst and Campbell; and

WHEREAS, a model law-enforcement officer, Lucas Dowell went above and beyond in his service to the public and support for his fellow officers; he became a member of the Division III Tactical Team in 2016 and was certified as a general instructor; and

WHEREAS, Lucas Dowell worked to build trust and mutual respect with members of the public, and he was well-known by family and friends for his sense of humor and ability to captivate a room with his penchant for storytelling; and

WHEREAS, Lucas Dowell made the ultimate sacrifice while executing a search warrant with the Piedmont Regional Drug and Gang Task Force near Farmville, a reminder of the dangers bravely faced by police officers throughout the Commonwealth and the United States as they strive to serve and protect the members of their communities each day; and

WHEREAS, Lucas Dowell will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his parents, Michael and Rebecca; his sister, Erica; and numerous other family members, friends, and fellow law-enforcement 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 Trooper Lucas B. Dowell; 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 Trooper Lucas B. Dowell as an expression of the General Assembly's respect for his memory.