Attention: This is not a current document. It is an excerpt from the Web page of the former Colorado governor, Roy Romer. It is displayed by the Colorado State Archives for its historical value.
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E X E C U T I V E O R D E R
CALLING THE NATIONAL GUARD TO STATE ACTIVE DUTY TO ASSIST
IN THE APPREHENSION OF ESCAPED PRISONERS
|WHEREAS,||on October 29, 1997, two prisoners escaped from a Department
Corrections facility; and
|WHEREAS,||as a result of the escape, the lives of people in the Canon
City area were in
|WHEREAS,||it was necessary to use helicopters to assist in the
apprehension of the
escaped prisoners; and
|WHEREAS,||the National Guard was able to provide equipment and personnel to assist
the Department of Corrections in apprehending the escaped prisoners;
NOW THEREFORE, I, Roy Romer, Governor of the State of Colorado, under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Colorado, do hereby confirm my verbal order issued on October 29, 1997 that the National Guard be called to state active duty, for no more than two days, to assist the Department of Corrections in apprehending the escaped prisoners.
|GIVEN under my hand and the|
|Executive Seal of the State of Colorado|
|this 12th day of November, 1997.
Last modified June 19, 2003