Current Status Bill Number:
1382Type of Legislation: Senate Resolution SRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19960423Primary Sponsor: MooreAll Sponsors: Moore, Setzler, Ryberg and WilsonDrafted Document Number: gjk\22709sd.96Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960423Subject: John Watford
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TO CONGRATULATE MR. JOHN WATFORD OF GILBERT, A LIEUTENANT WITH THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, UPON HIS RECEIPT OF THE "HERO OF THE YEAR AWARD" FROM AMERICAN LEGION POST NO. 71 IN NORTH AUGUSTA FOR SAVING THE LIFE OF MR. BUREN LOWN AFTER A TERRIBLE AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT.
Whereas, the members of the Senate are very pleased to learn that American Legion Post No. 71 in North Augusta has presented its "Hero of the Year Award" to John Watford of Gilbert as a result of the actions he took to save the life of Buren Lown after a terrible automobile accident which occurred in 1995; and
Whereas, on September 18, 1995, Buren Lown was returning to his farm near Chappells, South Carolina, when another vehicle ran a stop sign and collided into the passenger side of Mr. Lown's truck, turning it over. Mr. Lown was upside down which applied pressure on his seat belt, and he was unable to release the belt; and
Whereas, John Watford fortunately came upon the accident scene soon after it occurred. Unable to get the seat belt unfastened, John Watford returned to his vehicle, obtained a knife, handed it to Mr. Lown, and he cut the belt, freeing himself; and
Whereas, by this time, Mr. Lown's vehicle had caught on fire, and Mr. Watford pulled him through the back window and away from the vehicle shortly before it was totally engulfed in flames; and
Whereas, Buren Lown suffered third degree burns all over his body and today is still recovering from his injuries. John Watford suffered second degree burns to his hands and today has recovered from his injuries; and
Whereas, John Watford is a lieutenant with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, a husband, and a father of three children, and the actions he took on this terrible day of September 18, 1995, are a credit not only to him but to his employer, community, and State as well; and
Whereas, the members of the Senate, by this resolution, would like to publicly recognize and congratulate this brave South Carolinian upon his receipt of this truly deserved award. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate:
That the members of the Senate congratulate Mr. John Watford of Gilbert, a lieutenant with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, upon his receipt of the "Hero of the Year Award" from American Legion Post No. 71 in North Augusta for saving the life of Mr. Buren Lown after a terrible automobile accident.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to John Watford.