By Senators Sheldon and Rasmussen


     WHEREAS, The citizens of the State of Washington have lost a loyal and dedicated public servant with the passing of Thomas J. Kenyon; and


     WHEREAS, Many lives were saved by his commitment to the community in providing emergency medical services; and


     WHEREAS, He spent hundreds of hours teaching his craft to other professionals and the general public, resulting in significant contributions to his profession that will be reflected in the careers of his colleagues for years to come; and


     WHEREAS, He also found time to participate in the political process on behalf of his profession, fellow firefighters and the general public; and


     WHEREAS, His dedication to his profession was surpassed only by his love for his wife and infant daughter; and


     WHEREAS, We share the sense of loss felt by many throughout the State of Washington;


     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 Thomas J. Kenyon, and we hereby urge all citizens of the State of Washington to join us in recognizing and honoring his life of service.


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

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1997-8634,

adopted by the Senate March 11, 1997.





Secretary of the Senate