HJ398: Commending Stephen Rau.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 398

Offered February 28, 2020
Commending Stephen Rau.
Patrons-- Simon; Senator: Saslaw

WHEREAS, Stephen Rau, a captain with the Falls Church Police Department, has served residents of the community as a law-enforcement officer for more than 25 years; and

WHEREAS, Stephen Rau joined the Falls Church Police Department as a police officer on September 26, 1994, and rose through the ranks as a master police officer, sergeant, and lieutenant, before his promotion to captain in October 2019; and

WHEREAS, Stephen Rau was the first school resource officer in the history of Falls Church and has been a trusted mentor to many young people while serving as a trusted resource for teachers, staff members, and parents; and

WHEREAS, Stephen Rau has been a strong proponent of professional development and continuing education; he has earned a degree in emergency and disaster management from American Military University and completed a field officers training course, a computer crimes investigation course, a leadership training course, and first aid and CPR training from the American Red Cross; and

WHEREAS, Stephen Rau is consistently recognized with the department’s annual Safe Driver Award for operating a vehicle in the course of his duties without an at-fault incident; and

WHEREAS, throughout his career, Stephen Rau has served and protected the members of the Falls Church community with honesty, loyalty, and integrity; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Stephen Rau for more than 25 years of service as a member of the Falls Church Police Department; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Stephen Rau as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for his contributions to the Falls Church community.