Resolution J2004-2013

Commending Firefighter James Westover Sr. upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition after 50 years of dedicated service to Westport Hose Company

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  • May 23, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 23, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 20, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Firefighter James Westover Sr. upon
the occasion of his designation for special recognition after  50  years
of dedicated service to Westport Hose Company

WHEREAS,  The firefighters of New York State are renowned throughout the
Nation; their reputation is synonymous with excellence  in  the  arduous
field of fire protection and prevention; and
  WHEREAS,  Since  the  early  days  of "teapot steamers," the volunteer
firefighter has been the cornerstone of our great  Nation's  efforts  to
spare us from the ravages of fire; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative Body is proud to commend Firefighter James
Westover Sr. upon the occasion of his designation for  special  recogni-
tion  after 50 years of dedicated service to Westport Hose Company to be
celebrated Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Westport Hose Company  Banquet;
and
  WHEREAS, James Westover Sr. joined the Westport Hose Company on May 1,
1963;  in  addition  to serving as a firefighter, he volunteered for the
emergency squad, where he remains a driver of the ambulances today; and
  WHEREAS, Volunteer firefighters and fire departments not only  provide
the  critical service of fire protection but also engage in other activ-
ities of great benefit and importance to the communities they serve; and
  WHEREAS, James Westover Sr. has been  married  for  63  years  to  his
loving  wife,  Regina,  with  whom  he has five children, Jim Jr., Dave,
Doug, Jana, and Dennie; he is the proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren,
two step-grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren; 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; James
Westover Sr. is such a  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
commend Firefighter James Westover Sr. for  50  years  of  distinguished
service; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to James Westover Sr.

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