J2423

Commending Deputy Superintendent Donald Uhler in recognition of his heroic action in rendering life saving emergency assistance to a...

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J2423


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Deputy Superintendent for Security
Donald Uhler in recognition of his heroic action in rendering life
saving emergency medical assistance to a fellow Correction Officer

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 in an effort to
preserve the life of another; and
WHEREAS, On June 25, 2012, in Building 11 at the Upstate Correctional
Facility in Malone, New York, Deputy Superintendent for Security Donald
Uhler immediately responded to an "officer down" emergency call; and
WHEREAS, After arriving on the scene of the emergency, Deputy Super-
intendent Donald Uhler recognized from his extensive experience and
training that fellow Correction Officer Ray Drake was experiencing a
life-threatening cardiac event; and
WHEREAS, Calling upon his training and experience as an EMS responder,
Deputy Superintendent Donald Uhler utilized the AED while directing
others to assist; Correction Officer Drake was then transported by
rescue squad ambulance to Alice Hyde hospital where he was successfully
treated; and
WHEREAS, The quick intervention and skillful and decisive actions
performed by Deputy Superintendent Donald Uhler assured the survival,
and ultimate recovery and return to full duty, of his fellow Correction
Officer, Ray Drake; and
WHEREAS, In recognition of his courageous and quick actions, Deputy
Superintendent for Security Donald Uhler, was awarded an Upstate Correc-
tional Facility Medal of Merit; his actions, accomplished with great
skill and courage, are an inspiration to his fellow New Yorkers; and
WHEREAS, Through his voluntary and skillful commitment to respond to a
life-threatening medical emergency, Deputy Superintendent Donald Uhler
has unselfishly contributed to the advancement of that spirit of united
purpose and shared concern which is the cornerstone of community life in
this State and Nation; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those individuals within the State of New York who perform
rescue operations with skill, diligence and precision, resulting in
heroic life-saving actions; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Deputy Superintendent for Security Donald Uhler in recognition
of his heroic action in rendering life saving emergency assistance to a
fellow Correction Officer; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Deputy Superintendent for Security Donald Uhler.

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  • 14 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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