By Senator McDonald, Gaspard, Sutherland and Rasmussen


         WHEREAS, On March 22, 1993, Washington State Patrol Officer Steven L. Frink tragically lost his life in the line of duty following a motorcycle accident the Thursday before; and


         WHEREAS, Steven Frink was born in Norfolk, Nebraska, thirty-nine years ago, attended Kent Ridge High School in Kent and earned an Associate of Arts degree from Green River Community College; and


         WHEREAS, Trooper Frink, began his career on June 28, 1985, as a cadet assigned to Bellevue Communications, was enrolled in the Washington State Patrol Academy on August 17, 1985, was commissioned as a Washington State Trooper on December 20, 1985, and on January 1, 1987, was assigned to Motorcycles in Bellevue; and


         WHEREAS, Steve Frink answered the call of his country as an Army reservist and was activated by the United States Army during Operation Desert Storm in 1991, after which he returned to duty with the State Patrol; and


         WHEREAS, Officer Frink served the people of the state of Washington with courage, honor, and distinction and was the pride of his family and friends; and


         WHEREAS, All Washington citizens acknowledge and appreciate the invaluable service all members of the Washington State Patrol provide and all citizens mourn the loss of any trooper in the line of duty;


         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate joins with the people of our state in paying tribute to the courageous life and distinguished career of Officer Steven L. Frink; and


         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the members of the Washington State Senate do hereby express our heartfelt condolences to the family  and friends of Steven L. Frink; and


         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Mrs. Gayle Frink and her two children Kari and Christian and to Chief Roger Bruett of the Washington State Patrol.


I, Marty Brown, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1993-8627,

adopted by the Senate March 25, 1993.





Secretary of the Senate