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Legislation #: 100821 Introduction Date: 9/30/2010
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS CURLS, SHARP, RILEY, GOTTSTEIN, SKAGGS, SANDERS BROOK, HERMANN, JOHNSON, JOLLY, FUNKHOUSER, CIRCO AND FORD
Title: Honoring Monique Madison for her heroic efforts on September 10, 2010.

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9/29/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/30/2010 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 100821

 

Honoring Monique Madison for her heroic efforts on September 10, 2010.

 

WHEREAS, the incident began on Friday morning, September 10, 2010, with a failed carjacking; and

 

WHEREAS, alleged bus-jacker Steven Donnell tried to catch a bus at a local Area Transportation Authority station while trying to escape from the police; and

 

WHEREAS, when he jumped on the bus, he told the bus operator, Monique Madison, that he was going to take the bus and started pulling her out of her seat; and

 

WHEREAS, Monique decided to give him the bus but before leaving she ordered the six passengers on the bus to get off before Donnell took off with the bus; and

 

WHEREAS, after a 30 minute chase by the police across the City the bus ended up with a blown tire and was in flames; and

WHEREAS, during this entire exchange nobody was killed or injured and Donnell was taken into custody; and

 

WHEREAS, Monique Madison has been a bus operator for the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority for the past 5 years; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council honor Monique Madison for her heroic efforts on September 10, 2010; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Monique Madison with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for her quick thinking in getting the bus passengers off the bus before it was hijacked.

 

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