Resolution J138-2013

Honoring Dennis Daly in recognition of his heroic action in rescuing a young woman from a vehicle crash on November 26, 2012

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  • Jan 15, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 15, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 11, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Dennis Daly in recognition of his heroic
action  in  rescuing  a young woman from a vehicle crash on November 26,
2012

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,  remaining  calm
under pressure, in an effort to preserve the life of another; and
  WHEREAS,  The quality and sanctity of human life are cherished values,
worthy of safeguarding; this Legislative Body is proud to honor an indi-
vidual who would serve to protect it, lauding particularly one who would
clearly endanger his own life and safety on behalf of that cause; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Dennis Daly in
recognition of his heroic action in rescuing a young woman from a  vehi-
cle crash on November 26, 2012; and
  WHEREAS,  On  Monday,  November 26, 2012, a young woman who was on her
way to class at SUNY Adirondack lost control of her  car  after  hitting
some black ice on Call Street in Lake Luzerne, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Warren  County  Department  of  Public Works employee Dennis
Daly, who was part of a crew that was salting and sanding Call Street in
Lake Luzerne that Monday, came across the vehicle on its passenger  side
just off the pavement; and
  WHEREAS,  He noticed that smoke was pouring from the car's engine, and
the driver was unable to get out because her seat belt was stuck; and
  WHEREAS, Without hesitation or concern for his own safety, Dennis Daly
instinctually ran to the burning car while his co-workers stopped  traf-
fic on each side of the road; and
  WHEREAS,  Dennis  Daly  tried  the  driver-side door, but it would not
open, so he entered the car through a back door; he helped the woman out
of the car and even went back for her purse; only minutes later, the car
burst into flames; and
  WHEREAS, Dennis Daly should be meritoriously commended  for  remaining
calm  under  pressure  and  for  showing  valor  and  true courage while
performing a lifesaving deed; and
  WHEREAS, Through his  spontaneous  and  heroic  actions,  Dennis  Daly
demonstrated his character and his compassion for the welfare of others,
personifying,  by virtue of his actions, the collective concern of ordi-
nary citizens across the community of New  York  State  who  voluntarily
respond  without the 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
honor  Dennis  Daly  in  recognition  of his heroic action in rescuing a
young woman from a vehicle crash on November 26, 2012; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dennis Daly.

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