J1370

Honoring Trooper David W. Pearce Jr., recipient of a Superintendent's Commendation Award at the 37th Annual New York State Police Aw...

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  • 19 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1370


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Trooper David W. Pearce Jr. upon the
occasion of his designation as the recipient of a Superintendent's
Commendation Award at the 37th Annual New York State Police Awards Day
Ceremony on May 16, 2013

WHEREAS, The quality and sanctity of community life are cherished
values, worthy of safeguarding; this Legislative Body is moved to honor
those who preserve and protect such values, lauding particularly their
unwavering courage and dedication in the daily performance of their
duties; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Trooper David W. Pearce Jr. upon the occasion of his designation as the
recipient of a Superintendent's Commendation Award; and
WHEREAS, Trooper Pearce will receive the award in recognition of his
outstanding police work at the 37th Annual New York State Police Super-
intendent's Commendation and Awards Day Ceremony, to be held at the New
York State Police Academy in Albany on Thursday, May 16, 2013; and
WHEREAS, On January 14, 2012, at 10:47 PM, Trooper David W. Pearce of
SP Williamson, along with Investigator George V. Grbic, were clearing
from a call in Marion, New York when they were advised that smoke
appeared to be coming from an apartment above a local pizza shop; after
notifying 911, they both responded upstairs where they encountered smoke
in the hallway and an audible alarm; and
WHEREAS, They immediately entered the apartment to search for occu-
pants and were met with thick smoke, forcing them to crawl along the
floor; they located an unconscious male on a bed, pulled him into the
airspace near the floor, and dragged him from the apartment to safety;
and
WHEREAS, The injured man subsequently regained consciousness and was
treated by ambulance personnel; it was determined that he had been cook-
ing food on the stove and had inadvertently fallen asleep; and
WHEREAS, If not for the quick actions of Trooper David W. Pearce and
Investigator George V. Grbic, the occupant of the apartment would likely
have tragically succumbed to the thick smoke in the apartment in a short
amount of time; and
WHEREAS, In keeping with the finest traditions of the New York State
Police, Trooper David W. Pearce Jr. has distinguished himself by his
exemplary achievement and outstanding performance on behalf of the
community he so faithfully and courageously serves; and
WHEREAS, The dedicated efforts of public servants, such as Trooper
David W. Pearce Jr., who unselfishly devote their lives to the preserva-
tion of order and the protection of others are worthy of the full praise
of this Legislative Body and the people of the State of New York; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Trooper David W. Pearce Jr. upon the occasion of his designation
as the recipient of a Superintendent's Commendation Award at the 37th
Annual New York State Police Superintendent's Commendation and Awards
Day Ceremony on May 16, 2013; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Trooper David W. Pearce Jr.

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