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Honoring the four officers of the Lockport Police Department for their selfless acts of heroism during a rescue attempt

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J1631


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the four officers of the Lockport Police
Department for their selfless acts of heroism during a rescue attempt

WHEREAS, It is the sense 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 while in the course of performing their job duties; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
four officers of the Lockport Police Department for their selfless acts
of heroism during a rescue attempt; and
WHEREAS, On Monday, March 18, 2013, Lieutenant Todd Chenez and Officer
Michael Stover were off-duty training for an upcoming marathon race;
hearing approaching sirens, they engaged in a high risk courageous
rescue of an unconscious victim in a house fire; and
WHEREAS, Approaching the home, the officers entered and were forced to
retreat due to the extremely limited visibility along with the thick
black smoke; as they emerged, the spouse of the victim advised them that
her husband may be in the basement; and
WHEREAS, Both officers again entered the home and despite the limited
visibility, were able to locate the victim; finding him unconscious, the
officers made several attempts to lift the victim, but due to the
victim's physical size and the obvious lack of breathable air, they were
unable to move the victim to safety and were again forced to retreat
from the home; and
WHEREAS, Lieutenant Chenez and Officer Stover were ready to enter the
home for a third attempt at a rescue and were joined by on-duty Police
Officers Anthony Pittman and Heather Rohde, who had just arrived at the
scene; the four officers ran into the smoke-filled building and were
able to lift the unconscious victim to safety; and
WHEREAS, The victim was immediately examined by Lockport Fire Depart-
ment Paramedics who determined that he had no pulse and was not breath-
ing; after a significant effort, paramedics and local hospital emergency
room staff were able to successfully revive the victim; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body, representing the people of this great
State of New York, is proud to recognize and commend Lieutenant Todd
Chenez and Officers Michael Stover, Anthony Pittman and Heather Rohde
for their professionalism as well as their consummate bravery while
performing their duties, which serves as an inspiration to us all; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the four officers of the Lockport Police Department for their
selfless acts of heroism during a rescue attempt; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Lieutenant Todd Chenez and Officers Michael Stover, Anthony
Pittman and Heather Rohde.

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

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