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Critical Incident Response

WHEREAS:

            The community of Clackamas County, Oregon, experienced the loss of 2 public servants’ lives in the winter of 2013-2014 to line of duty murder; and

WHEREAS:

            Both public servants were dutifully performing their assigned tasks to ensure the well-being and safety of the public and communities they served; and

WHEREAS:

            There was an extreme disparity between the resources made available to the two mourning families; and

WHEREAS:

            The need to prepare for tragic incidents and line of duty deaths is before the event and not during the event; and

WHEREAS:

            At the submission of this resolution the AFSCME International website Health and Safety section reported the following 11 members have died from injuries at the workplace since the last convention:      

Grady Waxenfelter
Damon Frick
Ron Clifford
Rich Capper
Nick Farella
Steven Giacobello
Lance Gayton
Glenn Martin
Lee Rizor
Thomas Welch
Daniel Methven

WHEREAS:

            The founding ideals of the labor movement include an injury to one is an injury to all.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:

            That the International Union will, upon request, assist locals and members’ families who are struck by the tragedy of line of duty deaths by making available information and other appropriate resources that will aid in the planning of appropriate funeral and memorial assistance.

 

SUBMITTED BY:
Frederick Yungbluth, Jr., President and Delegate
Sarah Lander, Recording Secretary
Andrea Hall
AFSCME Local 350, Council 75
Oregon

Jeff Klatke, President
Michael Hanna, First Vice President
Annette Skillman, Secretary
AFSCME Council 75
Oregon           

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