Resolution J5817-2013

Honoring William Street on his designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the New York State Senate

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  • Jun 12, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 12, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 10, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring William Street upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal, the highest honor  bestowed
upon an individual by the New York State Senate

WHEREAS,  It  is  incumbent  upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those within our midst who have  made  signif-
icant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense of this Legislative Body to recognize the
caring concern and heroic acts of those  exemplary  citizens,  who  take
prompt  and appropriate action in emergency situations, and in doing so,
help others to avert life-threatening danger; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor William Street
upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of  a  Liberty  Medal,
the  highest  honor  bestowed  upon  an individual by the New York State
Senate; and
  WHEREAS, The New York State Senate Liberty Medal was established by  a
resolution  in  2014  and  is  awarded  to  individuals who have merited
special commendation for exceptional, heroic, or  humanitarian  acts  on
behalf of their fellow New Yorkers; and
  WHEREAS,  On  June 22, 2013, William Street was at home, spending time
with his family in his backyard when he was summoned by a neighbor  from
an  adjoining  property;  this  neighbor had found his significant other
unconscious in a swimming pool; and
  WHEREAS, William Street informed his wife to call 911,  and  proceeded
to  the  pool to render care; with his assistance, the unconscious indi-
vidual was removed from the pool, and lifesaving efforts were initiated;
and
  WHEREAS, Due to the unselfish acts of William Street, the patient  was
transported to the hospital and made a full recovery; and
  WHEREAS,  Since  1980,  William Street has been a member of the Ulster
Hose Company No. 5 Fire Department in Kingston, New York, and  has  held
numerous positions throughout his thirty plus year career; and
  WHEREAS,  William  Street  is  a  dedicated  and devoted member of the
Ulster Hose Company No. 5 Fire Department and his community by  initiat-
ing,  organizing,  and  successfully  executing those things that make a
fire department a true success and valuable asset to the community; and
  WHEREAS, In recognition of his heroic  actions,  William  Street  also
received the esteemed Ulster County Firefighter of the Year Award by the
Ulster Hose Company No. 5 Fire Department; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual  for  the  benefit  of  others  which  William  Street has displayed
throughout his life; and
  WHEREAS, William Street through his spontaneous  and  heroic  actions,
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 the State of New York  who  volun-
tarily respond when others are in need of help; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor William Street upon the occasion of his designation  as  recipient
of a Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the
New York State Senate; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to William Street.

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