WHEREAS, On November 6, 2015, State District Judge Julie
  Kocurek was the target of an assassination attempt in the
  driveway of her West Austin home; and
         WHEREAS, Judge Kocurek was at the time in the company of
  her 17-year-old son, Will, and other family members; in a display
  of selfless courage, Will Kocurek placed himself between the
  assassin and his mother to shield her from further harm; and
         WHEREAS, Thanks in large part to the courage of her son,
  Judge Kocurek survived the attempt on her life; despite
  undergoing 26 surgeries over the course of 40 days in the
  hospital, she was determined to show that the administration of
  justice would not be hindered by violence, and she returned to
  the bench to continue doing the vital job for which she was
  elected; and
         WHEREAS, This near-tragic event brought to light the lack
  of security measures in place for the members of the state's
  judiciary; to address this deficit, Senate Bill 42, also known as
  the Judge Julie Kocurek Judicial and Courthouse Security Act of
  2017, is being considered by the Texas Senate; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 85th
  Legislature, hereby commend Will Kocurek for his bravery and
  quick thinking in the face of mortal danger and Judge Julie
  Kocurek for her commitment to equal justice under the law; and,
  be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  them as an expression of high regard from the Texas Senate.
  Watson, Zaffirini
Bettencourt Hinojosa Perry
Birdwell Huffines Rodríguez
Buckingham Huffman Schwertner
Burton Hughes Seliger
Campbell Kolkhorst Taylor of Collin
Creighton Lucio Taylor of Galveston
Estes Menéndez Uresti
Garcia Miles West
Hall Nelson Whitmire
Hancock Nichols
  Patrick, President of the Senate
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on April 4, 2017.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate
         Member, Texas Senate