RESOLUTION NO. 11280-082112
WHEREAS, On August 5, 2012, a lone gunman shattered the peace and serenity of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and the City of Oak Creek by senselessly killing the following members of the Sikh community who were worshipping with family and friends on that day:
Satwant Singh Kaleka
Suveg Singh; and
WHEREAS, the following members of the Sikh community were seriously injured as a result of the shooting spree on August 5, 2012:
Punjab Singh; and
WHEREAS, the victims of this tragic event were honored and memorialized in a community wide prayer service held in conjunction with Oak Creek National Night Out held on August 7, 2012 and at a funeral service held on August 10, 2012 at the Oak Creek Senior High School; and
WHEREAS, family members of the victims and members of the Sikh community have shown strength, grace and dignity in the face of this horrible tragedy and their response has been nothing short of inspiring and they have the admiration of all of Oak Creek’s citizens and we can all learn from their tremendous examples of kindness and compassion; and
WHEREAS, the entire Sikh community has shown considerable kindness and compassion in the midst of this horrible tragedy, and continue to seek out ways to further their involvement and participation in our community;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Common Council that in behalf of the citizens of Oak Creek they hereby express their deepest sympathy and their condolences to family and friends of the victims as well as to the entire Sikh community of Oak Creek;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of Oak Creek will not let this tragic event define Oak Creek as a City and we will continue to be supportive of the Sikh community as they collectively grieve and begin the healing process.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Clerk be and she is hereby directed to deliver a copy of this Resolution to the Sikh community.
Introduced at a regular meeting of the Common Council of the City of Oak Creek held this 21st day of August, 2012.
Passed and adopted this day of , 2012.
President, Common Council
Approved this day of , 2012.
Catherine Roeske, City Clerk
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