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Supporters

Our Law Enforcement Officers in this great Commonwealth put their lives on the line each and every day when they step out of their homes, to protect us as citizens. Recently, a tragic accident took one of our own, Tazewell County native, Trooper Andrew David Fox. Trooper Fox was on special assignment in Richmond VA, and was ran over by a vehicle traveling off the interstate, which failed to acknowledge Trooper Fox and all the other Troopers directing traffic. The driver received a reckless driving citation and recently in a hearing in Hanover County pleaded nolo contendere meaning she neither admitted guilt nor innocence. She took a plea bargain of a $1000.00 fine and a 12 month suspended sentence in jail.  This is important for all others who put their lives on the line each day, to show that something of this nature is not simply a slap on the wrist.

Letter to
Senator Phillip Puckett, 38th District Commonwealth of Virginia
Our Law Enforcement Officers in this great Commonwealth put their lives on the line each and every day when they step out of their homes, to protect us as citizens. Recently, a tragic accident took one of our own, Tazewell County native, Trooper Andrew David Fox. Trooper Fox was on special assignment in Richmond VA, and was ran over by a vehicle traveling off the interstate, which failed to acknowledge Trooper Fox and all the other Troopers directing traffic. The driver received a reckless driving citation and recently in a hearing in Hanover County pleaded nolo contendere meaning she neither admitted guilt nor innocence. She took a plea bargain of a $1000.00 fine and a 12 month suspended sentence in jail. We, the citizens listed below, and on the following pages, sincerely request you, Senator Phillip Puckett, representing the 38th District of Virginia, to introduce a Bill into Legislation entitled Andrew’s Law, which will essentially make it a felony crime punishable by law, to strike and kill any member of Law Enforcement, First Responders, or other Samaritan type of personnel that assist motorists or patrol on Virginia’s Highways. We ask also that this Bill would include the mandate that would call for the suspect upon a finding of guilt, to be sentenced to serve a significant amount of time and pay restitution to the family. The citizens whose names are listed below humbly ask you to do your best to introduce such a Bill, and to lobby for it to become a law in our Commonwealth. We ask you do this in Andrew’s Memory, and all others who have lost their lives in such a manner, and in honor of all others who are serving,