Representative Tim Moore sponsored a resolution in the Texas House of Representatives in
Austin, Texas calling on the House to commend Albert de Salvo for his unselfish service to
"his country, his state and his community."
The resolution stated that "this compassionate gentleman's dedication and devotion to his work
has enabled the weak and the lonely throughout the nation to achieve and maintain a new degree
of concern for their future. He has been officially recognized by the state of Massachusetts
for his noted activities and unconventional techniques involving population control and applied
The resolution was passed unanimously.
Representative Moore then revealed that he had only tabled the motion to show how the
legislature passes bills and resolutions often without reading them or understanding what
they say. Albert de Salvo was the Boston Strangler.