J1596

Honoring the valiant and dedicated service of the responders involved in the December 24, 2012, tragedy in Webster, New York

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  • 02 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1596


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the valiant and dedicated service of the
responders involved in the December 24, 2012, tragedy in Webster, New
York

WHEREAS, Citizens across our State and Nation are inspired by and
indebted to our noble firefighters and police officers who exhibit cour-
age and bravery every day in the course of their duties; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend the caring concern and heroic acts of individuals who take
prompt and appropriate action in emergency situations, nobly risking
their own lives in an effort to preserve the life and property of anoth-
er; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
valiant and dedicated service of the responders involved in the December
24, 2012, tragedy in Webster, New York; and
WHEREAS, These outstanding public servants are: Police Officer John
Ritter; Police Officer Mark Reed; Police Sergeant Kevin Hall; Police
Officer Shaun Welch; and Police Officer Doug Pollock; and
WHEREAS, Greece Police Officer John Ritter was off duty on that Monday
morning, when he followed the Webster fire trucks to the scene in
Webster, New York; and
WHEREAS, Webster Police Officer Mark Reed was dispatched to the scene
of the fire on Lake Road; he arrived ahead of the firefighters and noti-
fied 9-1-1 dispatchers to the severity of the situation; and
WHEREAS, Webster Police Sergeant Kevin Hall also arrived on the scene
on December 24, 2012; taking prompt action, he helped to set up an imme-
diate perimeter around the scene; and
WHEREAS, Webster Police Officer Shaun Welch and Irondequoit Police
Officer Doug Pollock also arrived at the scene and set up a perimeter
along the waterfront during the ambush; and
WHEREAS, The collective actions of these extraordinary officers saved
the lives of countless others who may have been injured or fatally
wounded if not for their immediate and steadfast actions they had taken
during the events of December 24, 2012; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to individuals such as Police Officer John Ritter, Police Offi-
cer Mark Reed, Police Sergeant Kevin Hall, Police Officer Shaun Welch,
and Police Officer Doug Pollock who perform dangerous and life-threaten-
ing deeds with diligence and precision; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by individuals
for the benefit of others which these valiant public servants have
displayed throughout their lives; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the valiant and dedicated service of the responders involved in
the December 24, 2012, tragedy in Webster, New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Police Officer John Ritter, Police Officer Mark Reed, Police
Sergeant Kevin Hall, Police Officer Shaun Welch, and Police Officer Doug
Pollock.

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