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Legislation #: 090135 Introduction Date: 2/19/2009
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 3/1/2009
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER FUNKHOUSER
Title: Honoring Cadet Captain Kaleb Keith for his personal courage and lack of care for his own safety while saving his family on November 19, 2008.

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2/18/2009 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/19/2009 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 090135

 

Honoring Cadet Captain Kaleb Keith for his personal courage and lack of care for his own safety while saving his family on November 19, 2008.

 

WHEREAS, on November 19, 2008, there was a furnace malfunction at the Keith family home; and

 

WHEREAS, Cadet Captain Kaleb Keith, upon arising, recognized the danger to his family and immediately carried his two younger brothers outside to safety and aroused his mother who was not aware of the problem. All of the family had been exposed to carbon monoxide; and

 

WHEREAS, Cadet Captain Kaleb Keith is an outstanding member of the Lincoln Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy and has excelled in his assigned duties and responsibilities; and

 

WHEREAS, Cadet Captain Kaleb Keith continually displays great citizenship characteristics in leadership, service and character as he has accepted many responsible areas of JROTC involvement and has excelled in his personal design and supervision of the first Water Garden Project at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy; and

 

WHEREAS, Cadet Captain Kaleb Keith has held positions as Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant and is now the Company Commander of ALPHA Company which requires much attention to detail and regularly working with other students in order to accomplish projects that need cadet involvement; and

 

WHEREAS, Cadet Captain Kaleb Keith has been a faithful member of the JROTC Lincoln Tiger Battalion and was instrumental in the overall success of the 2007 Cadet Battalion Command Inspection with the Lincoln Tiger Battalion winning the prestigious designation of Honor Unit with Distinction, which is the highest award a JROTC unit can receive; NOW, THEREFORE

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor Cadet Captain Kaleb Keith for his personal courage and lack of care for his own safety while saving his family on November 19, 2008; 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 Cadet Captain Kaleb Keith with the admiration of the Mayor and Council for his outstanding actions in saving the lives of his mother and brothers.

 

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