By Senator Hale


     WHEREAS, It is the tradition of the Washington State Senate to recognize and honor excellence in all fields of endeavor; and

     WHEREAS, Captain Steven L. Voigt, a member of the organization known as Hanford Patrol, being tasked with the safety and security of the Hanford Site, has distinguished himself as the premier pistol marksman amongst all Washington state law enforcement officers and officials; and

     WHEREAS, Captain Steven L. Voigt has achieved the rank of number one marksman on the WASHINGTON STATE GOVERNOR'S TOP TWENTY lists of law enforcement officers and officials of the year of 2001; and

     WHEREAS, Captain Steven L. Voigt has achieved this distinct honor a legendary twenty consecutive years (1981-2001); and

     WHEREAS, Captain Steven L. Voigt has performed this remarkable achievement with an average score of 1491.05 points out of a possible 1500 points during the span of twenty consecutive years; and

     WHEREAS, Captain Steven L. Voigt currently possesses two Washington state pistol marksmanship records and five national pistol marksmanship records; and

     WHEREAS, Captain Steven L. Voigt has competed in and has reigned victorious in the prestigious Washington State Police Pistol Championships on fourteen occasions; and

     WHEREAS, Captain Steven L. Voigt has devoted countless hours in preparation and training to become the Elite Marksman of all Washington State's elite marksmen;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate recognize and honor Steven L. Voigt, Captain, Hanford Patrol and outstanding citizen of the city of Kennewick for his exemplary skills, outstanding achievements and incredible consistence, and phenomenal performance in pistol shooting and competition; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the family of Steven L. Voigt; Keith A. Klein, Manager, Department of Energy Hanford Site; Allen B. Bowser, General Manager, Protection Technology, Inc.; Gregory P. McDowell, Chief of Hanford Patrol; and Bruce Cameron, Hanford Patrol Training Academy (PTA) Manager so that this record may be displayed at the PTA, and all who enter the PTA may observe and marvel at the pinnacle one man has achieved.


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

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 8779,

adopted by the Senate March 12, 2002.





Secretary of the Senate