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106th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                            H. CON. RES. 158

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

   Designating the Document Door of the United States Capitol as the 
                           ``Memorial Door''.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. CON. RES. 158

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Whereas on July 24, 1998, a lone gunman entered the United States Capitol 
        through the door known as the Document Door, located on the first floor 
        of the East Front;
Whereas Officer Jacob Joseph Chestnut was the first United States Capitol Police 
        officer to confront the gunman just inside the Document Door and lost 
        his life as a result;
Whereas Detective John Michael Gibson also confronted the gunman and lost his 
        life in the ensuing shootout;
Whereas the last shot fired by Detective John Gibson--his final act as an 
        officer of the law--finally brought down the gunman and ended his deadly 
        rampage;
Whereas while the gunman's intentions are not fully known, nor may ever be 
        known, it is clear that he would have killed more innocent people if 
        United States Capitol Police Officer Jacob Chestnut and Detective John 
        Gibson had not ended the violent rampage;
Whereas the United States Capitol Police represent true dedication and 
        professionalism in their duties to keep the United States Capitol and 
        the Senate and House of Representatives office buildings safe for all 
        who enter them;
Whereas the United States Capitol shines as a beacon of freedom and democracy 
        all around the world;
Whereas keeping the sacred halls of the United States Capitol, known as the 
        People's House, accessible for all the people of the United States and 
        the world is a true testament of Congress and of our Nation's dedication 
        to upholding the virtues of freedom;
Whereas the door near where this tragic incident took place has been known as 
        the Document Door; and
Whereas it is fitting and appropriate that the Document Door henceforth be known 
        as the Memorial Door in honor of Officer Jacob Chestnut and Detective 
        John Gibson: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That the door known as the Document Door and located on the first floor 
of the East Front of the United States Capitol is designated as the 
``Memorial Door'' in honor of Officer Jacob Joseph Chestnut and 
Detective John Michael Gibson of the United States Capitol Police, who 
gave their lives in the line of duty on July 24, 1998, near that door.

            Passed the House of Representatives July 20, 1999.

            Attest:

                                                                 Clerk.

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