CHAPTER 660

FORMERLY HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

NO. 34

COMMENDING TROOPER ROBERT L. SMITH AND THE DRIVERS OF THE LEIPSIC AMBULANCE FOR A HIGH DEGREE OF COMPETENCE AND PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE EXHIBITED UNDER EXTREME EMERGENCY CONDITIONS.

WHEREAS, during the afternoon of March 19 Robert L. Burrows was electrocuted when an antenna which he was trying to install hit a power line and set a lethal shock through Burrows; and

WHEREAS, when Trooper Smith arrived on the scene Burrows was lying on the ground, his eyes rolled back and his heart no longer beating. Witnesses had given him up for dead; and

WHEREAS, Trooper Smith quickly initiated a heart massage technique and continued with the massage until the arrival of the Leipsic ambulance. The drivers of the ambulance immediately administered oxygen while Trooper Smith called ahead to notify the intensive care unit of Kent General Hospital; and

WHEREAS, it is the opinion of doctors and eyewitnesses that the thorough training and competence of Trooper Smith and the drivers of the Leipsic ambulance were in large measure decisive in saving the life of Robert Burrows.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Governor of the State of Delaware, that Trooper Robert L. Smith and personnel of the Leipsic ambulance who assisted him in providing emergency aid to Robert Burrows be commended for the high degree of competence and professional excellence shown on that day.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this Resolution be forwarded to- Trooper Smith and the Leipsic ambulance members who assisted him in rendering emergency aid to Robert Burrows.

Approved April 30, 1972.