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Commending Lisa Sweeney upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Lisa Sweeney upon the occasion of her
designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed
upon an individual by the New York State Senate

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those within our midst who have made signif-
icant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
WHEREAS, From time to time this Legislative Body takes note of certain
extraordinary individuals it wishes to recognize for their valued
contributions to the success and progress of society and publicly
acknowledge their endeavors which have enhanced the basic humanity among
us all; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Lisa Sweeney
upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal,
the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the New York State
Senate; and
WHEREAS, The New York State Senate Liberty Medal was established by
Resolution and is awarded to individuals who have merited special
commendation for exceptional, heroic, or humanitarian acts on behalf of
their fellow New Yorkers; and
WHEREAS, Lisa Sweeney has worked for the United States Postal Service
for 30 years, the last 13 with the same mail route on Staten Island,
where she has come to know her 410 customers not just by their face and
name but also their daily routines; and
WHEREAS, On August 7, 2017, while making her usual rounds, Lisa Swee-
ney felt something was not quite right at 87 year-old Marie Boyer's home
in Westerleigh, New York; the octogenarian's mail had piled up and her
trash cans were still out at the curb, days after garbage pickup, two
chores Lisa knew the senior citizen did on a regular basis; and
WHEREAS, After knocking on Marie Boyer's front door, and receiving no
response, Lisa Sweeney decided to speak with neighbors; when they too
had not seen her, the concerned mail carrier thought quickly and dialed
911; and
WHEREAS, The NYPD entered the home and found Marie Boyer had slipped
and fallen four days earlier and was lying helpless and alone on her
bedroom floor; the swift and astute actions of Lisa Sweeney ultimately
saved the life of the senior citizen; and
WHEREAS, The petite senior, who was living alone at the time, was
brought to the hospital where she was treated for severe dehydration;
and
WHEREAS, Marie Boyer has since recovered from her injuries and now
resides at The Esplanade Luxury Senior Residences in Graniteville, New
York; and
WHEREAS, The two women, who have grown extremely close, call each
other regularly; Marie Boyer believes Lisa Sweeney is a very special
person, one who truly cares about others which is a rare quality; and
WHEREAS, Marie Boyer, who recently celebrated her 87th Birthday with
her new friend, will be spending Thanksgiving with both Lisa Sweeney and
her 16 year-old son, Christopher; and
WHEREAS, Lisa Sweeney should be regarded as a true hero; she has
continually devoted herself to public service, demonstrating great cour-
age and diligence in providing for the care and welfare of the citizens
of her community; and
WHEREAS, Praised for maintaining her composure and her professional
conduct, Lisa Sweeney demonstrated her true character and genuine
compassion for the well-being of others; and

WHEREAS, Within every community of the State of New York there are
certain individuals who, by virtue of their commitment and dedication,
command the respect and admiration of their community for their exem-
plary contributions and service on behalf of others; Lisa Sweeney is one
such individual; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that those dedi-
cated public servants who unselfishly devote their lives to the preser-
vation of order and the protection of others are worthy and due full
praise for their commitment and noble endeavors; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Lisa Sweeney upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of
a Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the
New York State Senate; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Lisa Sweeney.

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  • 15 / Nov / 2017
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 09 / Jan / 2018
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 09 / Jan / 2018
    • ADOPTED

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