By Senator Parlette


    WHEREAS, Melvin O. Hunt, Police Chief of the City of Grand Coulee, has faithfully served the city for twenty-five years; and


    WHEREAS, Melvin Hunt graduated from Grand Coulee High School, the University of Idaho, and the Spokane Police Academy before beginning his service to the city; and


    WHEREAS, Chief Hunt began his law enforcement career with Grand Coulee on March 23, 1976, after serving the city as an auxiliary officer; and


    WHEREAS, Chief Hunt has worked hard to provide leadership and sound judgment in law enforcement for the entire area, including the city of Grand Coulee and its environs; and


    WHEREAS, The leadership and dedication evidenced by Chief Hunt have contributed greatly to the overall quality of life and livability of the city of Grand Coulee and the surrounding area; and


    WHEREAS, In recognition and appreciation of Melvin Hunt's outstanding service, the Mayor and City Council of Grand Coulee have proclaimed Sunday, March 25, 2001, to be "Melvin O. Hunt Day";


    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate recognize Chief Melvin O. Hunt's longstanding service performed with distinction, dedication to duty, loyalty, and dignity; and


    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Melvin O. Hunt, Police Chief of the City of Grand Coulee, Tammara Byers, Mayor of the city of Grand Coulee, and the members of the Grand Coulee City Council.


I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 8640,

adopted by the Senate March 29, 2001.





Secretary of the Senate