HR204: Commending Daniel Zakula.


Offered March 5, 2020
Commending Daniel Zakula.
Patron-- Simon

WHEREAS, Daniel Zakula, deputy chief major of the Falls Church Police Department, has served residents of the community as a law-enforcement officer for more than 30 years; and

WHEREAS, Daniel Zakula joined the Falls Church Police Department on January 24, 1989, and rose through the ranks, serving as a corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain, before becoming deputy chief major in November 2019; and

WHEREAS, Daniel Zakula worked as a criminal investigator from 1995 to 1997 and subsequently earned respect for his achievements as a K-9 officer, winning two United States Police Canine Association triple crown awards with his partner, Murphy; and

WHEREAS, Daniel Zakula has been a strong proponent of professional development and continuing education; he has completed training with the SWAT team and honed his understanding of the legal system and victim assistance programs; and

WHEREAS, among his many awards and accolades from his peers, superiors, and citizens, Daniel Zakula was named Police Officer of the Month in 1992, 1995, and 1999 for his dedicated management of cases and exemplary conduct; and

WHEREAS, throughout his career, Daniel Zakula 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, That Daniel Zakula hereby be commended for more than 30 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 Daniel Zakula as an expression of the House of Delegates’ admiration for his contributions to the Falls Church community.