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Legislation #: 100560 Introduction Date: 7/15/2010
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 7/25/2010
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER FUNKHOUSER
Title: Honoring David Barber, Jr., for saving the life of Laurelle O'Leary from her burning house on August 12, 2009.

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7/9/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
7/15/2010 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 100560

 

Honoring David Barber, Jr., for saving the life of Laurelle O'Leary from her burning house on August 12, 2009.

 

WHEREAS, around 3:00 p.m. on August 12, 2009, David Barber was standing outside surveying a fire that was a short distance across the lawn and his neighbor, Laurelle O’Leary who was inside of the house trying to save some of her life’s treasures and personal belongings; and

 

WHEREAS, David ran into the burning house and was met with tar-black smoke boiling from the windows and the intense orange glow of a voracious fire consuming the home; and

 

WHEREAS, David led Laurelle through the thick smoke and out the back door into the sunlight saving the most precious treasure of all; and

 

WHEREAS, heroes come in many shapes and sizes but on August 12, 2009, they came in the form of a young man named David Barber, Jr., who saved his neighbor, Laurelle O’Leary; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor David Barber, Jr., for saving the life of Laurelle O’Leary from her burning house on August 12, 2009; 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 David Barber, Jr., with the congratulations of the Mayor and Council for his heroic effort in saving the life of his neighbor.

 

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