J1629

Commending Giancarlo Colon upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal

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J1629



Senate Resolution No. 1629

BY: Senator HELMING

COMMENDING Giancarlo Colon upon the occasion of
his designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal, the
highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the New
York State Senate

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 in an effort to preserve the life of another; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
commend Giancarlo Colon upon the occasion of his 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, In addition to this prestigious honor, Giancarlo Colon was
presented with the Do the Right Thing Award by the Newark, New York,
Village Board in April of 2019; and

WHEREAS, At 3:11 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019, seventh-grader
Giancarlo "John" Colon was walking home from Newark Middle School when
he noticed flames coming from the back corner of a house on Blossom
Road; and

WHEREAS, Giancarlo Colon immediately pounded on the door of the
residence, alerting two residents who were unaware their house was on
fire; due to Giancarlo's quick thinking, the two individuals escaped
their burning home and called 911, which dispatched the Newark Fire
Department; and

WHEREAS, Giancarlo Colon, in his spontaneous and heroic act, has so
aptly demonstrated his character and compassion for the welfare of
others, personifying, by virtue of his action, the collective concern of
ordinary citizens across the community of New York State who voluntarily
respond without thought of danger or reward when others are in need of
help; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Giancarlo Colon upon the occasion of his 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
transmitted to Giancarlo Colon.

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  • 22 / May / 2019
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 30 / May / 2019
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 30 / May / 2019
    • ADOPTED

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