Resolution J439-2013

Paying tribute to Firefighter Daniel Gavin for his valiant and dedicated service to the Owego Fire Department and his community

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  • Feb 12, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 12, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Feb 7, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  paying  tribute to Firefighter Daniel Gavin for
his valiant and dedicated service to the Owego Fire Department  and  his
community

WHEREAS,  Citizens  across  our  State  and  Nation  are inspired by and
indebted to our noble firefighters who exhibit courage and bravery every
day in the course of their duties; and
  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,  nobly  risking
their own lives in an effort to preserve the life and property of anoth-
er; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to pay  trib-
ute to Firefighter Daniel Gavin for his valiant and dedicated service to
the Owego Fire Department and his community; and
  WHEREAS,  On  Monday, January 21, 2013, 28-year-old Firefighter Daniel
Gavin of the Owego Fire Department and part of  a  mutual  aid  response
team responded to a house fire in Newark Valley, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Despite the injuries he sustained, Daniel Gavin continued on,
helping  as  colleagues from several departments worked to pull a fellow
firefighter from the blaze; and
  WHEREAS, In addition to  his  dedicated  service  to  the  Owego  Fire
Department,  Daniel  Gavin  serves his community as a Tioga County Sher-
iff's Deputy and Owego Police Officer; 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, 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; Daniel
Gavin is such a firefighter; throughout his years  of  devoted  service,
this  volunteer heroically performed, above and beyond the call of duty,
those responsibilities which define the task of fire protection; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the  benefit  of  others  which  Firefighter  Daniel  Gavin  has
displayed throughout his life; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute  to  those  individuals,  such  as Firefighter Daniel Gavin, who
perform dangerous and life-threatening firefighting with  diligence  and
precision; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to pay
tribute  to  Firefighter  Daniel  Gavin  for  his  valiant and dedicated
service to the Owego Fire  Department  and  his  community;  and  be  it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Firefighter Daniel Gavin.

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