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90_HR0343 LRB9011737CBcb 1 HOUSE RESOLUTION 2 WHEREAS, The members of the Senate were saddened to learn 3 of the death of Fire Fighter/Paramedic Patrick J. King on 4 February 11, 1998; and 5 WHEREAS, He was born on February 24, 1957 and shortly 6 before his twentieth birthday, on December 1, 1976, he joined 7 the Chicago Fire Department as a paramedic; and 8 WHEREAS, He was promoted to Paramedic Officer on August 9 16, 1979 and was assigned to Ambulance 22 on Chicago's 10 southside on May 1, 1983; he transferred to Ambulance 18 on 11 December 16, 1984 and remained there until January 4, 1995 12 when he transferred to Ambulance 17; and 13 WHEREAS, On May 16, 1996, he accepted an offer to cross 14 train and entered the Robert Quinn Fire Academy as a 15 candidate fire fighter; following more than three months of 16 training he was assigned to Truck 45 in the same firehouse as 17 Ambulance 17, his former assignment as a paramedic; and 18 WHEREAS, He was on Truck 45 when he responded to his last 19 alarm on the evening of February 11, 1998; and 20 WHEREAS, Fire Fighter/Paramedic Patrick J. King was the 21 first paramedic on the Chicago Fire Department to die in the 22 line of duty; and 23 WHEREAS, He was awarded the City of Chicago Honorable 24 Mention Award as well as several letters of commendation; and 25 WHEREAS, His passing will be deeply felt by family and 26 friends, especially his wife, Gina; his mother; and two 27 brothers; therefore, be it 28 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 29 NINETIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we 30 note with sorrow and regret the death of Patrick J. King and -2- LRB9011737CBcb 1 offer our sincere condolences to his family; and be it 2 further 3 RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be presented to 4 his widow, Gina King.
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