J2457

Honoring Chief Lawrence LaValley for special recognition after 50 years of dedicated service to the North Bangor Fire Department

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J2457



Senate Resolution No. 2457

BY: Senator LITTLE

HONORING Chief Lawrence LaValley upon the occasion
of his designation for special recognition after 50
years of dedicated service to the North Bangor Fire
Department

WHEREAS, Citizens across our State and Nation are inspired by and
indebted to our noble volunteer firefighters who exhibit courage and
bravery every day in the course of their duties; and

WHEREAS, Volunteer Firefighters exemplify the power of human
compassion and the strength of the American spirit through actions of
the most heroic magnitude; their sacrifices and their selfless
dedication merit tribute and recognition by all citizens of this great
country; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Chief
Lawrence LaValley upon the occasion of his designation for special
recognition after 50 years of dedicated service to the North Bangor Fire
Department to be celebrated at their Annual Banquet on Saturday, January
11, 2020; and

WHEREAS, Lawrence LaValley joined the North Bangor Fire Department
in September of 1969; throughout his five decades of service, he has
held several positions within the Department including: 2nd Assistant
Chief, 3rd Assistant Chief, and Chief; this multifaceted man has also
served as a Met, an EMT, Safety Officer, and Vice President, a position
he still holds, as well as a member of the Board of Directors; and

WHEREAS, Chief Lawrence LaValley has been instrumental in organizing
both the truck committee and the building committee, responsible for the
firehouse used today; and

WHEREAS, Proud of his service to his community, at 78 years old,
Chief Lawrence LaValley continues to be very active within the North
Bangor Fire Department and remains one of its top five responders; and

WHEREAS, Firefighters unwaveringly serve our great State with pride,
valor, and integrity; these respected volunteers are often the first to
respond to an emergency, whether the emergency is a fire, transportation
accident, natural disaster, act of terrorism, medical crisis, or spill
of hazardous materials; and

WHEREAS, It takes a special dedication, a strong desire to help
others and a tireless sense of community to forsake precious time with
family and friends to respond to the signal that a neighbor is in need;
Lawrence LaValley is one such firefighter; throughout 50 years of
devoted service, this volunteer heroically performed, above and beyond
the call of duty, those responsibilities which define the task of fire
protection; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Chief Lawrence LaValley upon the occasion of his designation for
special recognition after 50 years of dedicated service to the North

Bangor Fire Department, and to wish him well in his future volunteer
efforts; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Chief Lawrence LaValley.

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  • 10 / Jan / 2020
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 14 / Jan / 2020
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 14 / Jan / 2020
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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Resolutions, Legislative

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