Resolution J393-2013

Honoring Michael Presta upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Liberty Award for his heroic and lifesaving actions

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  • Feb 5, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 5, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Feb 1, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring Michael Presta upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of the Liberty Award for his heroic  and  life-
saving actions

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; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Michael Presta
upon  the  occasion of his designation as recipient of the Liberty Award
for his heroic and lifesaving actions in saving the life of a child; and
  WHEREAS, While on his way to work on December 12, 2011, Port Jefferson
Paramedic Lieutenant Michael Presta approached a  vehicle  accident;  he
pulled over to see if anyone in the vehicles was injured; and
  WHEREAS,  Upon  approaching  the crash, Michael Presta realized that a
child in one of the vehicles was not breathing; and
  WHEREAS, Michael Presta quickly removed the  child  from  the  damaged
vehicle and began lifesaving measures by performing CPR and other stabi-
lizing procedures, ultimately saving the child's life; and
  WHEREAS,  Michael Presta should be meritoriously commended for remain-
ing calm under pressure and for showing valor  and  true  courage  while
performing a lifesaving deed; and
  WHEREAS,  Through  his  spontaneous and heroic actions, Michael Presta
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 Michael Presta upon the occasion of his designation  as  recipient
of  the  Liberty  Award for his heroic and lifesaving actions; and be it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Michael Presta.

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