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Paying tribute to the life and valiant service of Lieutenant Michael R. Davidson, who died on March 23, 2018

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Senate Resolution No. 4404


PAYING tribute to the life and valiant service of
Lieutenant Michael R. Davidson, who died on March
23, 2018

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

WHEREAS, 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, Lieutenant Michael Davidson of the New York City Fire
Department heroically performed, above and beyond the call of duty,
those responsibilities which define the task of fire protection; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is moved this day to record the
passing of Lieutenant Michael R. Davidson; while responding to an
emergency call on March 23, 2018, he made the supreme sacrifice; leaving
behind his beloved wife, Eileen, and their four precious children; and

WHEREAS, Having served for Engine 69 like his father, Lieutenant
Michael R. Davidson served for 15 years, having been cited four times
for bravery life-saving actions; and

WHEREAS, Lieutenant Michael R. Davidson genuinely loved being a
firefighter; he was a vital member of the Floral Park community as well
as the Harlem based, Engine 69; he volunteered countless hours of
service to not only his Floral Park neighbors, but to numerous lives in
the State of New York; and

WHEREAS, Known by many as a natural born leader and one of the
finest firefighters in the State of New York, Lieutenant Michael R.
Davidson was a cherished member of the Fire Department of New York
(FDNY); and

WHEREAS, Lieutenant Michael R. Davidson's engine team and neighbors
feel truly blessed to have known and loved him; he was a devoted father
and a beloved husband who dedicated his life to caring for his family;
he will be remembered as a warm and caring friend who was always ready
to lend a helping hand; and

WHEREAS, Throughout his meritorious life, Lieutenant Michael R.
Davidson touched many people through his kindness and commitment to
service, and, as we recall the loss of this great man, we memorialize
his remarkable life and the enormous impact he had on everyone with whom
he came in contact; and

WHEREAS, Having passed too soon, Michael R. Davidson, has been
posthumously raised to the esteemed ranking of Lieutenant; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to convey its
grateful appreciation and heartfelt regret in recognition of a
courageous firefighter who dedicated his purposeful life and career in
faithful service to his family and community; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
pay tribute to the life and valiant service of Lieutenant Michael R.
Davidson who died on March 23, 2018; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the family of Lieutenant Michael R. Davidson.


  • 28 / Mar / 2018

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