Resolution J4815-2013

Honoring Major Patrick W. Miller for his courageous actions during the tragic shootings at Fort Hood, Texas



  • May 6, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 2, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring Major Patrick W. Miller for his coura-
geous actions during the tragic shooting at Fort Hood on April 2, 2014

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body  to  recognize  heroic
acts  of those exemplary soldiers who take prompt and appropriate action
in emergency situations and, in so doing, preserve the lives of  others;
  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  Major Patrick W. Miller for his heroism in saving several lives
during the recent Fort Hood tragedy; and
  WHEREAS, Major Patrick W. Miller was born and raised in Allegany,  New
York; he graduated from Allegany-Limestone Central School in 1999; and
  WHEREAS,  After  high  school,  Major  Miller attended St. Bonaventure
University where he was enrolled in the Reserve Officers Training Corps;
he joined the United States Army  in  2003  after  graduating  from  St.
Bonaventure; and
  WHEREAS,  In  March of 2004, Major Miller was deployed to Iraq for his
first of two tours; at the time, he was  a  second  lieutenant  and  the
commander  of  a  platoon  of  medics; during his second tour, he was an
adviser to the Iraqi Army; and
  WHEREAS, In 2009, Major Miller earned master's degrees in business and
public administration from Syracuse University through a  defense  comp-
trollership program; and
  WHEREAS,  Major  Miller was assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, in August of
2013; currently, he resides there with his wife, Ashley; and
  WHEREAS, On April 2, 2014, a gunman opened fire in Fort  Hood,  Texas;
in  a  matter  of only a few minutes, he had shot soldiers in two build-
ings; in addition to killing three soldiers, he wounded 16  others;  one
of the wounded soldiers was Major Patrick W.  Miller; and
  WHEREAS,  During  the  shooting  rampage, Major Miller was shot in the
abdominal area; despite being critically wounded and while attempting to
put pressure on his wound, Major Miller continued  to  pull  his  fellow
soldiers to safety behind a door in one of the buildings which was under
assault;  he then managed to call 911 to report the shooting; due to his
heroic actions, countless lives were saved; and
  WHEREAS, Through his spontaneous and courageous actions, Major Patrick
W. Miller demonstrated his character and compassion for the  welfare  of
his fellow soldiers; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Major Patrick W. Miller for his heroism on April 2, 2014;  and  be
it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Major Patrick W. Miller.


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