Resolution J4402-2013

Commending Firefighter John Bowers after 50 years of dedicated service to the Loch Sheldrake Fire Department



  • Apr 29, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Apr 4, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Firefighter John Bowers upon the occa-
sion  of his designation for special recognition after 50 years of dedi-
cated service to the Loch Sheldrake Fire Department

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  John
Bowers  upon  the  occasion  of  his designation for special recognition
after 50 years of dedicated service to the Loch Sheldrake  Fire  Depart-
ment to be celebrated at its Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday, April 12,
2014, at the Loch Sheldrake Community Hall; and
  WHEREAS,  Firefighter John Bowers has held numerous positions with the
Loch Sheldrake Fire Department including Chief Engineer and  Commission-
er; and
  WHEREAS,  Due  to his construction background, Firefighter John Bowers
was instrumental in building the Department Firemen's Park  as  well  as
the addition of its ambulance bay located in the firehouse; and
  WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife, Doris, and their four
children,  as well as several grandchildren, all of whom feel privileged
to be a part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; 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; John
Bowers 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 John Bowers for 50 years of distinguished service to
the Loch Sheldrake Fire Department; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Firefighter John Bowers.


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