Resolution J325-2013

Honoring Shaun DiMino of the Town of Lancaster Police Department upon the occasion of capturing First Place in the Donald Kieffer Memorial Challenge

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  • Feb 5, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 5, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 30, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Shaun DiMino of the Town of Lancaster
Police Department upon the occasion of  capturing  First  Place  in  the
Donald Kieffer Memorial Iron Man Challenge

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and honor
those  distinguished  officers  and  citizens  who  devote themselves to
public service, demonstrating great courage and diligence  in  providing
for  the  care and welfare of the citizens of their communities and this
great Empire State; and
  WHEREAS, Within every community of the State of  New  York  there  are
certain  individuals  who, by virtue of their commitment and dedication,
command the respect and admiration of their community  for  their  exem-
plary contributions and service on behalf of others; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
Shaun  DiMino  of the Town of Lancaster Police Department upon the occa-
sion of capturing First Place in the Donald Kieffer  Memorial  Iron  Man
Challenge; and
  WHEREAS, Each year, the Erie County Tactical Task Force holds an annu-
al competition and invites SWAT teams from Erie County and from counties
throughout  Western  and Central New York to compete against one another
in various events to test tactical related skills as well as build  team
camaraderie; and
  WHEREAS,  The  final  event  of the competition is an individual event
that focuses on job related skills with an emphasis on  speed,  physical
endurance and shooting skill; this event is known as the "Iron Man Chal-
lenge"; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Iron  Man  Challenge  events include: ascending a repel
tower, retrieving a tire attached to  a  rope  hanging  off  the  tower,
retrieving  a  35  pound ram and descending the tower, entering into the
shoot house where targets are engaged with  firearms  and  retrieving  a
rescue dummy and carrying or dragging it to the finish line; and
  WHEREAS,  Accurate  shooting and speed, with maximum safety, are crit-
ical to succeeding in the Iron Man Challenge event; and
  WHEREAS, In fall 2012, Town of  Lancaster  Police  Department  Officer
Shaun  DiMino  captured  first place in the Donald Kieffer Memorial Iron
Man Challenge held at the annual Erie County Tactical  Task  Force  SWAT
Competition; and
  WHEREAS,  Town of Lancaster Police Department Officer Shaun DiMino has
served as a police officer for 11 years and been on the  SWAT  team  for
four  years,  and  as  a  sniper  on  the  team for three years; he is a
firearms instructor, field training officer and accident reconstruction-
ist; and
  WHEREAS, Prior to joining the Town  of  Lancaster  Police  Department,
Officer  Shaun  DiMino  served  for  six  years as a member of the Depew
Police Department; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication  and  accomplishment
which  Town  of  Lancaster  Police  Department  Officer Shaun DiMino has
demonstrated in capturing first place in  the  Donald  Kieffer  Memorial
Iron  Man  Challenge  held at the annual Erie County Tactical Task Force
SWAT Competition; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those dedicated
public servants who unselfishly devote their lives to  the  preservation
of order and the protection of others are worthy and due full praise for
their commitment and noble endeavors; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Shaun DiMino of the Town of Lancaster Police Department  upon  the

occasion  of  capturing  First Place in the Donald Kieffer Memorial Iron
Man Challenge; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Shaun DiMino of the Town of Lancaster Police Department.

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