Bill Text: VA HR622 | 2021 | 1st Special Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Celebrating the life of Officer Howard Charles Liebengood.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 25-0)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2021-02-27 - Agreed to by House [HR622 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2021-HR622-Enrolled.html

Celebrating the life of Officer Howard Charles Liebengood.
Agreed to by the House, February 27, 2021

WHEREAS, Officer Howard Charles Liebengood of Vienna, a distinguished longtime member of the United States Capitol Police, died on January 9, 2021; and

WHEREAS, a native of Kansas, Howard "Howie" Charles Liebengood joined the United States Capitol Police in 2005 and fulfilled his duties for more than 15 years; and

WHEREAS, throughout his career with the United States Capitol Police, Howie Liebengood served and safeguarded the members of the legislative branch of the United States government, protected United States Capitol grounds, and engaged with visitors and members of the public in a courteous and professional manner; and

WHEREAS, Howie Liebengood was on duty on January 6, 2021, when a mob of insurrectionists stormed the United States Capitol Building in an attempt to disrupt the counting of the Electoral College votes for the 2020 United States Presidential Election; and

WHEREAS, thanks to the unfailing dedication and courageous actions of Howie Liebengood and his fellow law-enforcement officers, United States Capitol grounds were cleared and secured that night, allowing the United States Congress to continue its work; and

WHEREAS, Howie Liebengood's tragic loss is a reminder of the sacrifices made by law-enforcement officers throughout the Commonwealth and the nation, who willingly face dangerous situations to serve and protect their communities; and

WHEREAS, Howie Liebengood will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife, Serena, and numerous other family members, friends, and fellow law-enforcement officers; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of Officer Howard Charles Liebengood, a respected member of the United States Capitol Police; 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 Howard Charles Liebengood as an expression of the House of Delegates' respect for his memory.