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Record #: R2017-304   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 4/19/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 4/19/2017
Title: Gratitude extended to Chicago Police Detective Donovan Jackson and Chicago Firefighter Rylenski Strong for heroic actions
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Reboyras, Ariel, Austin, Carrie M., Moore, David H.
Attachments: 1. R2017-304.pdf

OFFICE  OF THE MAYOR

CITY OF CHICAGO

RAHM EMANUEL MAYOR

April 19,2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO

 

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Reboyras, Austin and David Moore, congratulatory resolution concerning the Chicago Police Department.

 

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor

 

Very truly yours,

 

 

 

abpud by Tlie Gity Gouncil »/^ Gity of Ghicago, Illinois

 

April 19. 2017

\                     Aldermen Ariel Reboyras, Carrie M. Austin,

David Moore, and
resented by Mayor Rahm Emanuel
                     ' ok

 

 

'Whereas. On the evening of June 10/2016; Detective Donovan Jackson (Star
#20958) of the Chicago Police Department^ and. Firefighter Rylenski Strong of the
Chicago Fire Department were off-duty'and riding jet-skis in Lake Michigan; near the
6500 block of South Lake Shore Drive; and ;.'   .   . -
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WHEREAS, Detective Jackson, an eighteen-year veteran of the Chicago Police
Department, . and ' Firefighter Strong,, a sixteen-year - veteran of the Chicago Fire"
Department, have been.friends for.over 30 years, and both-are former high school ,.
swimmers and lifeguards; and
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WHEREAS, Detective Jackson and. Firefighter Strong spotted a capsized boat, with.'; a,man sitting on the,tbp,and three people- bobbing in the water;-and ',

 

WHEREAS, Detective Jackson'and Firefighter Strong immediately came to ;their
: aid, called. 911., and'learned. that g fifth boater was stili missing; and,
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WHEREAS, Detective Jackson and Firefighter Strong.' quickly located'Ihe fifth •' '"' victim, who was under the boat and able to breathe thdnks to an air pocket; and • .--

 

-   WHEREAS, Detective Jackson and Firefighter Strong', aware of the cold, water temperature, knew the victims were in danger of hypothermia; and •-

 

WHEREAS, Detective Jackson and' Firefighter Strong, without delay, shuttled the ' •
victims ashore, where emergency personnefwere waiting;.and. -.                        ^   . :X:^:'-V

 

WHEREAS, the victims, were 'treated and released; and suffered ho1 serious injuries;

 

 

WH£REAS,.Defective- Jackson and Firefighter Strong are to be commended for the
. courage, bravery, and dedication .they;,displayed, in rescuing the five, victims of the
'. capsized.boat; and
                     '     .-. \4?> ./     -       .,v:''.   '        '.X. .

 

 

' WHEREAS, Detective Jqc.ksonand^                     represent the highest tradition .

.of service and .professionalism for which members of the Chicago Police Department;,: -and the Chicago Fire Department are well known; now;, therefore,  - ...

 

BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and Members of'.the City Council of the City' " : of Chicago, assembled this nineteenth day of April, 2017, ^do hereby commend " Detective Donovan Jackson and Firefighter Rylensfo'-'Strong for their skill and courage in . . rendering vital assistance to a group of boaters in desperate need; and ■■■■'

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That-suitable copies of this resolution be presented to.
Defective Jackson and Firefighter Strong, and placed on permanent record in; their
personnel-files;.
!as a token of our appreciation'and-esteem. •• /'-. : . ;                     " ' :