Resolution J2423-2013

Commending Deputy Superintendent Donald Uhler in recognition of his heroic action in rendering life saving emergency assistance to a fellow Correction Officer

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  • Jun 18, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 18, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 14, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Deputy  Superintendent for Security
Donald Uhler in recognition of  his  heroic  action  in  rendering  life
saving emergency medical assistance to a fellow Correction Officer

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  custom  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 in an effort to
preserve the life of another; and
  WHEREAS, On June 25, 2012, in Building 11 at the Upstate  Correctional
Facility  in Malone, New York, Deputy Superintendent for Security Donald
Uhler immediately responded to an "officer down" emergency call; and
  WHEREAS, After arriving on the scene of the emergency,  Deputy  Super-
intendent  Donald  Uhler  recognized  from  his extensive experience and
training that fellow Correction Officer Ray  Drake  was  experiencing  a
life-threatening cardiac event; and
  WHEREAS, Calling upon his training and experience as an EMS responder,
Deputy  Superintendent  Donald  Uhler  utilized  the AED while directing
others to assist; Correction  Officer  Drake  was  then  transported  by
rescue  squad ambulance to Alice Hyde hospital where he was successfully
treated; and
  WHEREAS, The quick intervention  and  skillful  and  decisive  actions
performed  by  Deputy  Superintendent Donald Uhler assured the survival,
and ultimate recovery and return to full duty, of his fellow  Correction
Officer, Ray Drake; and
  WHEREAS,  In  recognition  of his courageous and quick actions, Deputy
Superintendent for Security Donald Uhler, was awarded an Upstate Correc-
tional Facility Medal of Merit; his  actions,  accomplished  with  great
skill and courage, are an inspiration to his fellow New Yorkers; and
  WHEREAS, Through his voluntary and skillful commitment to respond to a
life-threatening  medical  emergency, Deputy Superintendent Donald Uhler
has unselfishly contributed to the advancement of that spirit of  united
purpose and shared concern which is the cornerstone of community life in
this State and Nation; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute  to  those  individuals within the State of New York who perform
rescue operations with skill,  diligence  and  precision,  resulting  in
heroic life-saving actions; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Deputy Superintendent for Security Donald Uhler  in  recognition
of  his heroic action in rendering life saving emergency assistance to a
fellow Correction Officer; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Deputy Superintendent for Security Donald Uhler.

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