SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 53
(By Senators Stollings, Unger, Minard, Kessler (Acting President), Klempa and Browning)
Honoring Fred Pace for his heroic and selfless act, in saving the lives of four young automobile accident victims.
Whereas, On the cold and wintry evening of February 24, 2011, Fred Pace heard a loud crash just outside the home he was visiting and went outside to investigate; and
Whereas, With a flashlight in the darkness, Fred Pace discovered an overturned automobile in a nearby creek; and
Whereas, Upon closer inspection, there appeared to be four young female passengers hanging upside down inside the automobile, still restrained by their safety belts; and
Whereas, After quickly assessing the imminent danger and without regard for himself, Fred Pace entered the icy waters to attempt to save these young and precious lives; and
Whereas, In the face of extreme danger, Fred Pace extricated the four young woman from the wreckage, one by one, and guided them up the bank to safety; and
Whereas, Fred Pace is a shining example to all West Virginians of what it means to be a genuine hero; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby honors Fred Pace for his heroic and selfless act, in saving the lives of four young automobile accident victims; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate commends Fred Pace for saving the lives of these four young women and considers him a genuine hero; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to Fred Pace.