house resolution no.185

Reps. Brixie, Hope, Dievendorf, Roth, Aiyash, Alexander, Bezotte, Brabec, Byrnes, Fitzgerald, Glanville, Haadsma, Hill, Hood, Hoskins, Mentzer, Morgan, Paiz, Rheingans, Schuette, Shannon, Wilson, Witwer and Young offered the following resolution:

A resolution to recognize the 1st anniversary of the tragic shooting at Michigan State University.

Whereas, On February 13th, 2023, a senseless and horrific tragedy occurred at Michigan State University in the form of a mass shooting which claimed the lives of three innocent individuals, injured five others and impacted the students, faculty, alumni, and family members of the entire Michigan State University community; and

Whereas, The victims of this senseless act of violence were students, faculty, and members of the Michigan State University community, whose lives were irreparably altered or tragically and unjustly cut short; and

Whereas, This attack exemplifies an incomprehensible disregard for the value of life. The Michigan State University community, as well as the greater Michigan community, has been profoundly impacted by this catastrophe, experiencing grief, shock, and a profound sense of loss; and

Whereas, A remarkable debt of gratitude is owed to the first responders, law enforcement officers, 9-1-1 dispatchers, medical and mental health professionals, and community members during and after the shooting whose heroic actions demonstrated remarkable courage in the face of adversity. To the law enforcement officers and first responders who risked their lives to ensure the safety of campus and well-being of students. To the medical and mental health professionals who have provided ongoing care to those impacted by the shooting. To the students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Michigan State University community who stepped up to comfort and protect those around them. We commend your remarkable courage, compassion, and resilience in the face of impossible odds; and

Whereas, On the one-year anniversary of this tragedy, it is imperative for us as a legislative body to come together in solidarity with the victims, their families, and the entire Michigan State University community to offer our support; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body recognize the 1st anniversary of the tragic shooting at Michigan State University. We extend this heartfelt tribute in memory of the victims on the one-year anniversary of the Michigan State University shooting and express our unwavering support for the Michigan State University community as it continues to heal from this tragedy; and be it further

Resolved, That we honor the memory of the victims by reaffirming our dedication to preventing future acts of gun violence, ensuring the safety of all, promoting mental health awareness and support, and fostering a culture of peace, respect, and compassion in our society.