On Monday, May 2nd, friends, family, and colleagues gathered to commemorate the life of First Assembly District resident Richard Bianchi Jr. Richard was a husband, father, and dedicated public servant who died in the line of duty nearly two years ago. After he passed, my office was contacted about a memorial effort to honor Richard’s life and service to his community and I was happy to oblige. My staff and I drafted ACR-42, which memorializes a portion of Route 36 in Richard’s honor, and will provide loved ones with a tangible reminder of him every time they drive past.
On the same day, the Annual Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony was held at the Capitol for the first time since the pandemic. Hundreds were in attendance to honor fallen law enforcement officials who died in the line of duty. Our law enforcement and their families sacrifice a great deal to serve our communities. I cannot imagine how difficult your jobs are, but I am thankful for opportunities like this one to show you how deeply grateful we are for all you do. Although I was not in attendance this year, I am honored to have spent the day in my district celebrating the life of fallen officer Richard Bianchi Jr. alongside his family and friends.
To the law enforcement of the First Assembly District, thank you for your service.