Resolution J5763-2013

Honoring Debra Lucchese upon the occasion of receiving the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's 2014 Medal of Merit

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  • Jun 10, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 10, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 6, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Debra  Lucchese  upon the occasion of
receiving the New York State Department  of  Corrections  and  Community
Supervision's 2014 Medal of Merit

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, to come to the assistance of persons in peril; 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 these ideals; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
Debra Lucchese upon the occasion of receiving the New York State Depart-
ment  of Corrections and Community Supervision's 2014 Medal of Merit, to
be celebrated on Thursday, June 12, 2014, in Albany, New York; and
  WHEREAS, On June 17, 2013, Debra Lucchese, a Keyboard Specialist 2  at
Shawangunk  Correctional Facility was at her home in Newburgh, New York,
when she observed smoke and flames coming from  her  elderly  neighbor's
back deck; and
  WHEREAS,  Without  hesitation, Debra Lucchese pushed in her neighbor's
door, ran up the stairs, and calmly led the  woman  safely  out  of  the
house;  her  actions,  without  regard  to  her  own safety, can only be
described as heroic; and
  WHEREAS, Debra Lucchese's immediate response and  spontaneous  actions
should  be meritoriously praised; equally commendable was her ability to
remain calm under pressure, while risking her  own  life  to  perform  a
truly valiant deed; and
  WHEREAS,  Through  her  spontaneous and heroic actions, Debra Lucchese
demonstrated her character and her compassion for the welfare of others,
personifying, by virtue of her 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 Debra Lucchese upon the occasion of receiving the New  York  State
Department  of  Corrections  and  Community  Supervision's 2014 Medal of
Merit; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Debra Lucchese.

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