Congress passes resolution honoring Aurora victims, heroes

Colorado’s Congressional delegation introduced a resolution on July 24 to remember the victims of the July 20 theater shootings, and honor the heroes. Below is the text of the resolution.



H. CON. RES. 134


Condemning, in the strongest possible terms, the heinous atrocities that occurred in Aurora, Colorado.

Whereas, on July 20, 2012, an armed gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 and wounding 58 others;

Whereas many individuals at the theater selflessly sought to aid and protect others above their own safety;

Whereas the Aurora Police Department and the Aurora Fire Department quickly and bravely acted to prevent the ad- ditional loss of life; and

Whereas local, State, and Federal law enforcement, fire- fighter, and medical service professionals performed their duties with utmost skill and coordination: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress—

(1) condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the heinous atrocities that occurred in Aurora, Colo- rado;

(2) offers its condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones of those who were killed in the attack and expresses its hope for the rapid and complete recovery of the wounded;

(3) applauds the hard work and dedication ex- hibited by the hundreds of local, State, and Federal officials and the others who offered their support and assistance; and

(4) honors the resilience of the community of the City of Aurora and the State of Colorado in the face of such adversity.

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