HR531: Commending Shane Wolford.


HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 531
Commending Shane Wolford.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, June 12, 2014

 

WHEREAS, Shane Wolford of Troutville heroically saved the lives of two people after a boating accident on the night of May 2, 2014; and

WHEREAS, Shane Wolford had joined his grandfather and a family friend for a fishing tournament at Smith Mountain Lake when another boat struck the side of his grandfather’s boat and capsized; and

WHEREAS, despite never having been on a boat before, 14-year-old Shane Wolford showed incredible poise and courage amid the confusion of the wreck and immediately reacted to help others; and

WHEREAS, Shane Wolford applied a tourniquet to his grandfather’s injured arm and used the shaft of the trolling motor to help pull the two occupants of the other boat to safety, then called his parents and 911; and

WHEREAS, Shane Wolford’s heroic actions are an inspiration and he brings honor to the Troutville and Botetourt County communities; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That Shane Wolford hereby be commended for his selfless, life-saving actions after a boating accident on May 2, 2014; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Shane Wolford as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for his bravery and quick thinking.

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 531

Offered June 9, 2014
Commending Shane Wolford.
Patron-- Austin

WHEREAS, Shane Wolford of Troutville heroically saved the lives of two people after a boating accident on the night of May 2, 2014; and

WHEREAS, Shane Wolford had joined his grandfather and a family friend for a fishing tournament at Smith Mountain Lake when another boat struck the side of his grandfather’s boat and capsized; and

WHEREAS, despite never having been on a boat before, 14-year-old Shane Wolford showed incredible poise and courage amid the confusion of the wreck and immediately reacted to help others; and

WHEREAS, Shane Wolford applied a tourniquet to his grandfather’s injured arm and used the shaft of the trolling motor to help pull the two occupants of the other boat to safety, then called his parents and 911; and

WHEREAS, Shane Wolford’s heroic actions are an inspiration and he brings honor to the Troutville and Botetourt County communities; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That Shane Wolford hereby be commended for his selfless, life-saving actions after a boating accident on May 2, 2014; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Shane Wolford as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for his bravery and quick thinking.