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S*1418
Session 111 (1995-1996) 

S*1418 Concurrent Resolution, By Peeler
 A Concurrent Resolution honoring the memory of Franklin Douglas Pittman of
 Gaffney who died Sunday, May 21, 1995, while attempting to save the life of a
 twelve-year old boy who drowned.

   05/15/96  Senate Introduced, adopted, sent to House
   05/16/96  House  Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence HJ-6



A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

HONORING THE MEMORY OF FRANKLIN DOUGLAS PITTMAN OF GAFFNEY WHO DIED SUNDAY, MAY 21, 1995, WHILE ATTEMPTING TO SAVE THE LIFE OF A TWELVE-YEAR OLD BOY WHO DROWNED.

Whereas, on Sunday, May 21, 1995, Franklin Douglas Pittman, a security guard at Limestone College, rescued Triston Rodgers from the rock quarry at Limestone College; and

Whereas, despite a valiant and heroic effort to reach Triston's cousin, Teair Hicks, who was also swimming in the quarry, Teair drowned; and

Whereas, shortly after this terrible tragedy, Mr. Pittman complained of a pain in his shoulder and collapsed; and

Whereas, Franklin Douglas Pittman later died at a local hospital; and

Whereas, the memory of this unselfish effort in which Mr. Pittman lost his life should be remembered for his supreme sacrifice made while attempting to save another life; and

Whereas, the act of bravery and courageNext will always personify the memory of Franklin Douglas Pittman. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:

That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, honor the memory of Franklin Douglas Pittman of Gaffney who died Sunday, May 21, 1995, while attempting to save the life of a twelve-year old boy who drowned.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to the family of Franklin Douglas Pittman at a service commemorating the memory of this brave and Previouscourageous man on May 21, 1996.

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