Resolution J603-2013

Commending Police Officer Frank G. Misa and Police Officer Mitchell J. Richter in recognition of their heroic actions

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  • Feb 28, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 28, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Feb 22, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Police  Officer  Frank  G. Misa and
Police Officer Mitchell  J.  Richter  in  recognition  of  their  heroic
actions in saving the life of a drowning woman

WHEREAS,  Citizens  across  our  State  and  Nation  are inspired by and
indebted to our noble police officers 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 of another; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Police Officer Frank G. Misa and Police Officer Mitchell J.  Richter  in
recognition  of  their  heroic  actions in saving the life of a drowning
woman; and
  WHEREAS, On the morning of Thursday, February 7, 2013, Police  Officer
Frank G. Misa and Police Officer Mitchell J. Richter of the Port Author-
ity  of  New  York and New Jersey were onboard Marine Patrol Vessel 7200
performing routine perimeter checks of LaGuardia Airport and  monitoring
police radio; and
  WHEREAS,  A call came over the radio stating a woman attempted to take
her life and jumped off the Whitestone Bridge; being within close  prox-
imity,  Police  Officer  Frank  G.  Misa  and Police Officer Mitchell J.
Richter were on the scene within three minutes and immediately  observed
the victim in the water; and
  WHEREAS,  Due  to the quick and astute actions of Police Officer Frank
G.  Misa and Police Officer Mitchell J. Richter, the victim  was  pulled
from  the  frigid water and received first aid; she was kept warm with a
blanket and brought to safety; and
  WHEREAS, Police  Officers  Frank  G.  Misa  and  Mitchell  J.  Richter
displayed  exemplary  professionalism in the performance of their duties
by responding immediately to a person in need and ultimately saving  her
life; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the quality  of  life  in  their  community  and  have  shown  a
sustained  commitment  to  the  maintenance  of  high standards in their
profession, certainly have earned the recognition and  applause  of  all
the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Police Officer Frank G. Misa  and  Police  Officer  Mitchell  J.
Richter  in  recognition of their heroic actions in saving the life of a
drowning woman; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Police Officer Frank G. Misa and Police Officer  Mitchell  J.
Richter.

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