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Honoring Trooper Joseph M. Bleichner, recipient of a Superintendent's Commendation Award at the 37th Annual New York State Police Aw...

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  • 17 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1921


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Trooper Joseph M. Bleichner 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 Joseph M. Bleichner, of State Police Troop F in Ellenville, New
York, upon the occasion of his designation as the recipient of a Super-
intendent's Commendation Award; and
WHEREAS, A Trooper since May 8, 2006, he will receive the award in
recognition of his outstanding police work at the 37th Annual New York
State Police Superintendent'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 May 24, 2012, Trooper Bleichner was flagged down by
concerned residents who advised him that their house was on fire, and
that a family member was still inside the residence; and
WHEREAS, Trooper Bleichner observed smoke billowing from the eaves of
the residence and immediately contacted Ulster County Fire Control;
then, in spite of the conditions and disregarding his personal safety,
Trooper Bleichner entered the burning residence; and
WHEREAS, Trooper Bleichner saw that the stairwell and the second floor
were completely filled with smoke and could hear the trapped resident
calling out from the second floor; and
WHEREAS, He ascended the stairs in an effort to locate the resident;
Trooper Bleichner entered a second floor bedroom where the fire was
actively burning and located the resident who was disoriented, but
otherwise uninjured; and
WHEREAS, Trooper Bleichner was then able to lead the resident outside
to safety; Trooper Bleichner's quick action and his willingness to place
his own life in danger for that of another undoubtedly prevented serious
injury or death from occurring; and
WHEREAS, In keeping with the finest traditions of the New York State
Police, Trooper Joseph M. Bleichner 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
Joseph M. Bleichner, 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 Joseph M. Bleichner 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 Joseph M. Bleichner.

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