J1534

Honoring Douglas Horton for his heroic actions at the Daytona International Speedway

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  • 26 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1534


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Douglas Horton for his heroic actions at
the Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Florida

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to commend those who
have performed acts of heroism in their everyday lives; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Douglas
"Smokey" Horton, a Mexico resident, and second generation fireman and
first responder for his heroism; and
WHEREAS, On Saturday, February 23, 2013, Doug Horton was attending a
weekend race at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach,
Florida, following his participation in training exercises for emergency
extrication for his employer, Jerome Fire Equipment, when a collision
occurred during the race, causing flying debris to land in the stands
near him, seriously injuring other spectators; and
WHEREAS, Doug Horton responded quickly, providing valuable lifesaving
treatment to an injured spectator until paramedics could arrive; and
WHEREAS, Doug Horton was greeted at the Speedway the following day, as
a hero and thanked for a job well done; and
WHEREAS, Residents of this great State must never forget the courage
of the men and women who step up and perform heroic acts in their every-
day lives; and
WHEREAS, Having exhibited bravery and heroism, Doug "Smokey" Horton,
has earned the respect of his State and deserves to be recognized,
commended and thanked by the people of New York for his heroism; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Douglas "Smokey" Horton, for his heroic actions at the Daytona
International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, on February 23, 2013;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Douglas Horton.

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