Bill Text: VA SJR350 | 2021 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Commending Robert Pinkard, Jr.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2021-02-08 - Agreed to by House by voice vote [SJR350 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2021-SJR350-Introduced.html
Offered February 2, 2021
Commending Robert Pinkard, Jr.
Patrons-- Stuart; Delegate: Cole, M.L.

WHEREAS, Robert Pinkard, Jr., of Stafford County retired from the Virginia State Police on August 31, 2020, after four decades of service to the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, Robert "Bob" Pinkard joined the Virginia State Police as a trainee on July 1, 1981, and graduated from the 71st Basic School of the Virginia State Police Training Academy in 1982; and

WHEREAS, Bob Pinkard served at Division 7 Arlington for five years, then transferred to Division 7 Fairfax in 1987; and

WHEREAS, upon his promotion to sergeant, Bob Pinkard moved to Division 2 Fredericksburg in 1990, where he continued to rise through the ranks, becoming a first sergeant in 2002; and

WHEREAS, in 2006, Bob Pinkard became the assistant special agent in charge of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, General Investigation Section at the Culpeper office; and

WHEREAS, Bob Pinkard transferred to Division 2 Stafford County in 2014 and was promoted to senior trooper later that year; he subsequently achieved the rank of master trooper in 2016; and

WHEREAS, throughout his career, Bob Pinkard served with numerous specialty units, including the bomb squad and the critical incident stress management team and as an agency chaplain and a firearms instructor; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Robert Pinkard, Jr., a dedicated law-enforcement officer in Stafford County, on the occasion of his retirement from the Virginia State Police; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Robert Pinkard, Jr., as an expression of the General Assembly's admiration for his decades of work to serve and protect communities throughout the Commonwealth.