By Senators Goings, Wojahn, McAuliffe, Long, Spanel, Loveland, Heavey, Kohl, Fraser, Haugen, Winsley, Rasmussen, Snyder, Patterson, Jacobsen, Franklin, Bauer, Kline, Thibaudeau, Fairley and Sheldon


     WHEREAS, The members and staff of the Washington State Senate have lost a friend and colleague with the passing of Jimmy W. Cason; and


     WHEREAS, The citizens of the State of Washington have lost a tireless public servant who, as a firefighter, an advocate for firefighters, a member of the State Investment Board, and as a citizen activist, contributed so much to the well-being of our state; and


     WHEREAS, Jimmy W. Cason, contributed more to his community in his 48 years than most do in a lifetime; and


     WHEREAS, He was also a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather; and


     WHEREAS, We share the sense of loss and grief felt by his family, friends, and co-workers;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the members of the Washington State Senate do hereby formally convey our most sincere condolences to the family of Jimmy W. Cason; we thank them for sharing him with us in his all-too-brief time among us; and we hereby urge all citizens of the State of Washington to join us in recognizing and honoring his life of service, and his commitment to the safety and well-being of each and every one of us; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Secretary of the Senate immediately shall transmit copies of this resolution to the family of Jimmy W. Cason.


I, Mike O=Connell, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1997-8603,

adopted by the Senate January 27, 1997.





Secretary of the Senate