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112 STAT. 3686 CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—JULY 27, 1998 SEC. 4. PAYMENT OF SURVIVOR'S GRATUITY TO WIDOWS OF DETEC- TIVE JOHN MICHAEL GIBSON AND PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JACOB JOSEPH CHESTNUT. (a) IN GENERAL.— In accordance with the first sentence of the last undesignated paragraph under the center heading "HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES" in the first section of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1955 (2 U.S.C. 125), the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives is authorized and directed to pay, from the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives— (1) a gratuity to the widow of Detective John Michael Gibson of the United States Capitol Police in the amount of $51,866.00; and (2) a gratuity to the widow of Private First Class Jacob Joseph Chestnut of the United States Capitol Police in the amount of $47,280.00. (b) TREATMENT AS GIFT.— Each gratuity paid under subsection (a) shall be held to have been a gift. SEC. 6. SENSE OF THE CONGRESS REGARDING ESTABLISHMENT OF CAPITOL POUCE MEMORIAL FUND. It is the sense of the Congress that there should be established under law a United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund for the surviving spouse and children of members of the United States Capitol Police who are slain in the line of duty. Agreed to July 27, 1998. July 27.1998 JOHN MICHAEL GIBSON AND JACOB JOSEPH [HCon. Res.311] CHESTNUT—COMMENDATION Honoring the memory of Detective John Michael Gibson and Private First Class Jacob Joseph Chestnut of the United States Capitol Police for their selfless acts of heroism at the United States Capitol on July 24, 1998. Whereas the Capitol is the people's house, and, as such, it has always been and will remain open to the public; Whereas millions of people visit the Capitol each year to observe and study the workings of the democratic process; Whereas the Capitol is the most recognizable sjnnbol of liberty and democracy throughout the world and those who guard the Capitol guard our freedom; Whereas Private First Class Jacob "J.J." Chestnut and Detective John Michael Gibson sacrificed their lives to protect the lives of hundreds of tourists, staff, and Members of Congress; Whereas if not for the quick and courageous action of those officers, many innocent people would likely have been injured or killed; Whereas through their selfless acts. Detective Gibson and Private First Class Chestnut underscored the courage, honor, and dedication shown daily by every member of the United States Capitol Police and every law enforcement officer; Whereas Private First Class Chestnut, a Vietnam veteran who spent 20 years in the Air Force, was an 18-year veteran of