HJR 278

Regular Session 2018
Garlen, Joshua, nominee for the 2018 Alabama Legislative Medal of Honor for Law Enforcement, commended
Resolutions, Congratulatory
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HJR278 192510-2 By Representatives Sanderford, Rowe and Baker RFD: Rules First Read: 01-MAR-18 HJR278 ENROLLED, House Joint Resolution, COMMENDING OFFICER JOSHUA GARLEN OF THE MADISON POLICE DEPARTMENT AS A NOMINEE FOR THE 2018 ALABAMA LEGISLATIVE MEDAL OF HONOR FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT. WHEREAS, it is with highest commendation that we recognize Officer Joshua Garlen of the Madison Police Department as a nominee for the 2018 Alabama Legislative Medal of Honor for Law Enforcement, Alabama's highest law enforcement award for extraordinary courage in the line of duty; and WHEREAS, for exceptionally valorous and intelligent police services, protecting the lives and safety of others as well as his own, during the attempted pursuit and apprehension of a domestic violence offender, Officer Joshua Garlen distinguished himself among his peers for decisive action that ended an immediate threat to officers, the general public, and the victim of domestic violence on October 1, 2017; and WHEREAS, in a effort to defend himself from a violent assault with a truck and prevent further injury to himself and others, Officer Garlen drew his service weapon and fired four times through his windshield and into the rear window of the truck, each shot narrowly missing his attacker; he was able to successfully end the assault; and HJR278 WHEREAS, rather than request medics for himself, Officer Garlen, having obtained control of the offender, requested medics respond to evaluate a fellow officer to ensure he had not been injured during the pursuit or from the discharge of his weapon; it was not until after the other officer had received medical attention that Officer Garlen advised he had been injured; and WHEREAS, Officer Garlen demonstrated courageous, calm, and intelligent quick thinking; he took action to defend his life and reduce the danger to the lives of fellow officers involved in the pursuit as well as innocent citizens, and he is truly deserving of this distinguished nomination for the Legislative Medal of Honor for Law Enforcement; now therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That we hereby recognize and honor Officer Joshua Garlen as a nominee for the 2018 Legislative Medal of Honor for Law Enforcement and direct that he receive a copy of this resolution as evidence of our admiration and esteem. HJR278 Speaker of the House of Representatives President and Presiding Officer of the Senate House of Representatives I hereby certify that the within Act originated in and was adopted by the House 06-MAR-18. Jeff Woodard Clerk Senate 13-MAR-18 Adopted

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Action Date Chamber Action
March 15, 2018HDelivered to Governor at 10:27 a.m. on March 15, 2018.
March 15, 2018HAssigned Act No. 2018-328.
March 15, 2018HClerk of the House Certification
March 15, 2018SSignature Requested
March 13, 2018HEnrolled
March 13, 2018HPassed Second House
March 13, 2018SWaggoner motion to Concur In and Adopt adopted Voice Vote
March 13, 2018SReported from Rules
March 6, 2018SReceived in Senate and referred to the Senate committee on Rules
March 6, 2018HJones motion to Adopt adopted Voice Vote
March 6, 2018HReported from Rules as Favorable
March 1, 2018HIntroduced and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Rules