Bill Text: VA SR108 | 2019 | Regular Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Celebrating the life of Michael Timothy Tilley.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-02-14 - Bill text as passed Senate (SR108ER) [SR108 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-SR108-Enrolled.html

Celebrating the life of Michael Timothy Tilley.


Agreed to by the Senate, February 14, 2019


WHEREAS, Michael Timothy Tilley of Hanover County, a distinguished law-enforcement officer and a devoted husband, father, son, and brother, died on January 12, 2019; and

WHEREAS, Michael Tilley joined the Hanover County Sheriff's Office in 2004 and was assigned as a patrol deputy on the evening shift after completing the basic academy; he was transferred to the newly created Safe Streets Unit in 2008 and briefly served in the Uniform Patrol Division as a sergeant before returning to the Safe Streets Unit in 2015; and

WHEREAS, Michael Tilley was promoted to lieutenant in December 2018 and served as the officer in charge of the second platoon on the day shift in the Uniform Patrol Division; he was also the officer in charge of the Traffic Safety Unit and the Commercial Motor Carrier Unit; and

WHEREAS, Michael Tilley was best known for his work with the Safe Streets Unit and was highly regarded in the traffic safety community; with his leadership, the Hanover County Sheriff's Office received first place awards for the Highest Seat Belt Use and Most Improved Seat Belt Use in Virginia, and claimed second place in the 2018 Law Enforcement Challenge; and

WHEREAS, Michael Tilley received many awards and accolades for his exceptional service, including the Silver Star, three Unit Citations, the 2011 Dedication to Duty award, and the 2016 Excellent Service award; and

WHEREAS, outside of his law-enforcement career, Michael Tilley relished every opportunity to spend time with his family and was coach of his daughter's softball team; and

WHEREAS, Michael Tilley will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife, Lisa Ann; his daughter, Caroline; his mother, Judy; his siblings, Shelly, Jim, and Paul; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Senate of Virginia hereby note with great sadness the loss of Michael Timothy Tilley, a dedicated law-enforcement officer who made many contributions to the Hanover County community; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Michael Timothy Tilley as an expression of the Senate of Virginia's respect for his memory.