HJ611: Celebrating the life of Joseph Benjamin Fuller.


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 611
Celebrating the life of Joseph Benjamin Fuller.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, January 14, 2019
Agreed to by the Senate, January 31, 2019

 

WHEREAS, Joseph Benjamin Fuller, a fire lieutenant at Engine Company 11 with Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services, died in the line of duty on December 9, 2017; and

WHEREAS, J. Benjamin Fuller joined Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services on September 5, 1995, and was promoted to fire lieutenant on November 28, 2008; and

WHEREAS, J. Benjamin Fuller had previously served his country as a member of the United States Navy during the Gulf War; and

WHEREAS, throughout his career, J. Benjamin Fuller served on many of the busiest engine companies in Portsmouth, as well as on the department’s Hazardous Materials Team; and

WHEREAS, J. Benjamin Fuller died as a result of brain cancer that developed after a 22-year career in the fire service; and

WHEREAS, J. Benjamin Fuller was a lover of music, playing the guitar, going fast, cracking jokes, going to the beach, and spending time with his family and friends, to whom he was deeply dedicated; and

WHEREAS, J. Benjamin Fuller will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his daughter, Lauren Alyssa Fuller; his mother, Patricia Willis Vaughan, and her husband, Jerry; his stepmother, Dee Fuller; his siblings, Chelsea Fuller, Charles Nethercutt, and Jeff Griswold; and his niece, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family who loved him deeply; and

WHEREAS, J. Benjamin Fuller was a larger-than-life personality and will be deeply missed by the members of his fire department and the citizens of the City of Portsmouth; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Joseph Benjamin Fuller, a tireless hero who dedicated more than 20 years to fighting fires in the City of Portsmouth; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Joseph Benjamin Fuller as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 611

Offered January 9, 2019
Prefiled December 27, 2018
Celebrating the life of Joseph Benjamin Fuller.

Patrons-- Heretick, Cole, Davis, Guzman, Hope, Krizek, Landes, Simon, Ware and Watts; Senators: Dance, Favola, Marsden, Peake, Spruill and Wagner

WHEREAS, Joseph Benjamin Fuller, a fire lieutenant at Engine Company 11 with Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services, died in the line of duty on December 9, 2017; and

WHEREAS, J. Benjamin Fuller joined Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services on September 5, 1995, and was promoted to fire lieutenant on November 28, 2008; and

WHEREAS, J. Benjamin Fuller had previously served his country as a member of the United States Navy during the Gulf War; and

WHEREAS, throughout his career, J. Benjamin Fuller served on many of the busiest engine companies in Portsmouth, as well as on the department’s Hazardous Materials Team; and

WHEREAS, J. Benjamin Fuller died as a result of brain cancer that developed after a 22-year career in the fire service; and

WHEREAS, J. Benjamin Fuller was a lover of music, playing the guitar, going fast, cracking jokes, going to the beach, and spending time with his family and friends, to whom he was deeply dedicated; and

WHEREAS, J. Benjamin Fuller will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his daughter, Lauren Alyssa Fuller; his mother, Patricia Willis Vaughan, and her husband, Jerry; his stepmother, Dee Fuller; his siblings, Chelsea Fuller, Charles Nethercutt, and Jeff Griswold; and his niece, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family who loved him deeply; and

WHEREAS, J. Benjamin Fuller was a larger-than-life personality and will be deeply missed by the members of his fire department and the citizens of the City of Portsmouth; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Joseph Benjamin Fuller, a tireless hero who dedicated more than 20 years to fighting fires in the City of Portsmouth; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Joseph Benjamin Fuller as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.