HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 4411
State of Washington 55th Legislature 1997 Regular Session
By Representatives Dyer and Conway
Read first time 03/04/97. Referred to Committee on Criminal Justice & Corrections.
WHEREAS, The average life expectancy for law enforcement officers is fifty-seven years compared to seventy-one years for the general population; and
WHEREAS, Law enforcement officers rank number one in heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes; and
WHEREAS, Depression is four times the national average among law enforcement officers; and
WHEREAS, Suicide among law enforcement officers is two to seven times higher than the national average;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, By the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring, That a joint select committee on law enforcement mortality and diseases be established to study the mortality and diseases suffered by law enforcement officers in the state of Washington and their causes; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the committee consist of members of the House of Representatives health care committee and members of the Senate health & long-term care committee; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the committee report to the legislature by December 1997 on the study and possible legislative action.
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