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CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—JULY 21, 1999 113 STAT. 2007 (2) calls upon the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to send a positive signal to the international humanitarian community and to give these humanitarian workers their freedom without further delay. Agreed to July 12, 1999. >- JACOB JOSEPH CHESTNUT AND JOHN MICHAEL juiy 21, 1999 GIBSON—MEMORIAL DOOR tn. Con. BBS. I58] Whereas on July 24, 1998, a lone gunman entered the United States Capitol through the door known as the Document Door, located on the first floor of the East Front; Whereas Officer Jacob Joseph Chestnut was thie first United States Capitol Police officer to confront the gunman just inside the Document Door and lost his life as a result; Whereas Detective John Michael Gibson also confronted the gunman and lost his life in the ensuing shootout; Whereas the last shot fired by Detective Jolin Gibson—^his final act as an officer of the law—finally brought down the gunman and ended his deadly rampage; Whereas while the gunman's intentions are not fully known, nor may ever be known, it is clear that he would have killed more innocent people if United States Capitol Police Officer Jacob Chestnut and Detective John Gibson had not ended the violent rampage; Whereas the United States Capitol Police represent true dedication and professionalism in their duties to keep the United States Capitol and the Senate and House of Representatives office buildings safe for all who enter them; Whereas the United States Capitol shines as a beacon of freedom and democracy all around the world; Whereas keeping the sacred halls of the United States Capitol, known as the People's House, accessible for all the people of the United States and the world is a true testament of Congress and of our Nation's dedication to upholding the virtues of freedom; Whereas the door near where this tragic imndent took place has been known as the Document Door; and Whereas it is fitting and appropriate that the Document Door henceforth be known as the Memorial Doc»r in honor of Officer Jacob Chestnut and Detective John Gibso]i: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the door known as the Document Door and located on the first floor of the East Front of the United States Capitol is designated as the "Memorial Door" in honor of Officer Jacob Joseph Chestnut and Detective John Michael Gibson of the United States Capitol Police, who gave their lives in the line of duty on July 24, 1998, near that door. Agreed to July 21, 1999. n