Anchorage Assembly honors memory of James L. Crump
Three days after James L. Crump died in a tragic accident only minutes after the start of Anchorage’s annual Pride parade, Assembly members Elvi Gray-Jackson and Harriet Drummond — who had walked in the parade not far behind James — introduced a resolution in the Assembly to honor him. The resolution had unanimous support of the Assembly and Mayor. Members of James’ family were present for the passage of the resolution.
Please remember the Service of Remembrance for James to be held tonight at 7 PM at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at Lake Otis and Tudor. People are encouraged to bring something for a light potluck after the service.
Submitted by: Assembly members Gray-Jackson, Birch,
Drummond, Flynn, Hall, Honeman, Johnston, Ossiander,
Starr, Traini, Trombley, and Mayor Sullivan
Prepared by: Department of Health & Human Services
Reviewed by: Assembly Counsel
For reading: June 28, 2011
AR NO. 2011-183
A RESOLUTION OF THE ANCHORAGE MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY REMEMBERING, RECOGNIZING, AND HONORING THE LIFE OF JAMES L. CRUMP.
WHEREAS, James L. Crump, RN, worked for the Municipality of Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services and loyally served Anchorage citizens in need; and
WHEREAS, James Crump, at age 50, exemplified public service through his dedication in treating and taking care of Tuberculosis clients and their families; and
WHEREAS, through public education and TB prevention efforts, James Crump served as a health advocate for all Anchorage residents; and
WHEREAS, his enthusiasm for the department and his colleagues was evident in his valuable participating as a member of the Safety Team, a volunteer on the Holiday Committee, and his dedication to making sure every potluck celebration and meeting was successful; and
WHEREAS, on Saturday, June 25, 2011, only minutes after it began, Anchorage’s Annual Pride Parade ended in tragedy with the accidental death of James L. Crump, a loved member of the Anchorage LGBT community; and
WHEREAS, James is and will be greatly missed by all who knew him as their care-giver, colleague, and friend, along with his commitment to excellence which will not easily be replaced; and
WHEREAS, the Anchorage Municipal Assembly joins the Anchorage community in mourning his loss;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:
The Anchorage Assembly remembers, recognizes and honors
James L. Crump.
PASSED AND APPROVED by the Anchorage Assembly this ___ day of ____.
Bent’s video of the resolution reading:
Anchorage Assembly’s video (better audio, but less sense of emotions present) (requires Microsoft Silverlight):Tags: Alaska Pride, Anchorage Assembly, James L. Crump