SR100: Celebrating the life of Lieutenant Bradford Turner Clark.


SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 100
Celebrating the life of Bradford Turner Clark.

 

Agreed to by the Senate, January 31, 2019

 

WHEREAS, Bradford Turner Clark, a fire lieutenant at Station 6 with Hanover County Fire and EMS, died in the line of duty on October 11, 2018; and

WHEREAS, Brad Clark died doing what he loved, responding to a citizen’s emergency call on Interstate 295 alongside his brothers and sisters in uniform; and

WHEREAS, born and raised in Hanover County, Brad Clark graduated from Atlee High School in 1993 and joined the United States Army after graduation, where he was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, from 1995 - 2000; and

WHEREAS, Brad Clark joined Hanover County Fire and EMS on July 16, 2005, and was promoted to fire lieutenant on July 16, 2015; and

WHEREAS, deeply dedicated to family and friends, Brad Clark will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by the love of his life, Melanie; his four daughters, Brady, Lilly, Olivia and Madison; his loving parents, Bob and Patsy Clark and Beth and Oscar Giles; siblings, Jonathan Clark, David Giles, and Christie Poats; nieces and nephews, Landry, Ellis, Zach, Peyton, Tripp, Henley, Campbell, and Carrison; and his many uncles, aunts, and cousins; and

WHEREAS, Brad Clark’s strongest passion outside of his devotion to family was educating his brothers and sisters in the fire service and one of his proudest assignments was his role as lead instructor of Hanover Fire Academy 33, where he led a group of 28 recruits; and

WHEREAS, Brad Clark was an instructor at the Walter Sisk Memorial Truck School, Andy Fredericks Training Days, and with The 350’ Line as well as fire training conferences around the country; and

WHEREAS, Brad Clark was a born leader and will be fondly remembered for his trademark sense of humor, his unwavering love for family and friends and commitment to his profession; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Senate of Virginia hereby note with great sadness the loss of Bradford Turner Clark, a selfless hero who gave his life to save others; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Bradford Turner Clark as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 100

Offered January 22, 2019
Celebrating the life of Bradford Turner Clark.
Patron-- McDougle

WHEREAS, Bradford Turner Clark, a fire lieutenant at Station 6 with Hanover County Fire and EMS, died in the line of duty on October 11, 2018; and

WHEREAS, Bradford Turner Clark died doing what he loved, responding to a citizen’s emergency call on Interstate 295 alongside his brothers and sisters in uniform; and

WHEREAS, born and raised in Hanover County, Bradford Turner Clark graduated from Atlee High School in 1993 and joined the United States Army after graduation, where he was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, from 1995 - 2000; and

WHEREAS, Bradford Turner Clark joined Hanover County Fire and EMS on July 16, 2005, and was promoted to fire lieutenant on July 16, 2015; and

WHEREAS, deeply dedicated to family and friends, Bradford Turner Clark will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by the love of his life, Melanie; his four daughters, Brady, Lilly, Olivia and Madison; his loving parents, Bob and Patsy Clark and Beth and Oscar Giles; siblings, Jonathan Clark, David Giles, and Christie Poats; nieces and nephews, Landry, Ellis, Zach, Peyton, Tripp, Henley, Campbell, and Carrison; and his many uncles, aunts, and cousins; and

WHEREAS, Bradford Turner Clark’s strongest passion outside of his devotion to family was educating his brothers and sisters in the fire service and one of his proudest assignments was his role as lead instructor of Hanover Fire Academy 33, where he led a group of 28 recruits; and

WHEREAS, Bradford Turner Clark was an instructor at the Walter Sisk Memorial Truck School, Andy Fredericks Training Days, and with The 350’ Line as well fire training conferences around the country; and

WHEREAS, Bradford Turner Clark was a born leader and will be fondly remembered for his trademark sense of humor, his unwavering love for family and friends and commitment to his profession; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Senate of Virginia hereby note with great sadness the loss of Bradford Turner Clark, a selfless hero who gave his life to save others; 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 Bradford Turner Clark as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.