WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  recognize Sergeant Gary Fischer, who is retiring from the Keller
  Police Department after 36 years of loyal service in law
  enforcement; and
         WHEREAS, Gary Fischer was a junior in high school and had
  plans to go into the military until he went to a career fair;
  there he selected law enforcement as his seventh choice for a
  career; and
         WHEREAS, He was invited to become part of the North
  Richland Hills explorer program; he later was accepted into the
  department's Law Enforcement Education Program, known as "LEEP";
  nine months after becoming a cadet with the program, he was
  offered a full-time position; and
         WHEREAS, Gary transferred to the Keller Police Department
  in 1983, when Keller was a rural area that had fewer than 8,000
  citizens; he spent the following 27 years with the department and
  is proud of starting the mounted patrol unit, which began in the
  late 1980s; and
         WHEREAS, An exemplary police officer, Sergeant Fischer has
  handled his responsibilities with exceptional enthusiasm and
  dedication and he has earned the admiration and respect of his
  colleagues; his presence in the Keller Police Department will be
  greatly missed; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 82nd
  Legislature, hereby commend Sergeant Gary Fischer for his many
  years of hard work and contributions to the Keller Police
  Department and his community and extend to him best wishes in all
  his future endeavors; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  Sergeant Fischer as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on February 22, 2011.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate