WHEREAS, Florence County Council deems it appropriate to publicly recognize those exceptional individuals who willingly risk their lives to save another; and
WHEREAS, on Sunday, October 11, 2020, Shyheim Platt and Nautril McElveen were involved in an accident that resulted in the vehicle they were traveling in submerged in a pond; and
WHEREAS, Robert Fulmore, Darrick and Bree Porter, Michael Alexander, Louis Grooms and Lyle Hancock each came upon the scene of a vehicular accident on Olanta Highway and discovered two individuals unable to swim and struggling to get out of the pond; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Fulmore, Mr. and Mrs. Porter, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Grooms and Mr. Hancock all displayed the true characteristics of the ultimate ‘neighbor’ by risking their lives to save the life of another by entering the water and forming a human chain to rescue the two individuals from the pond; and
WHEREAS, these individuals selflessly and without regard to their own personal safety made a split-second decision of a life and death nature to perform a purposeful, distinctive and successful lifesaving act for another human being.
WHEREAS, these individuals have now formed a bond amongst them that will last in perpetuity.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Florence County Council, the governing body of Florence County, that Robert Fulmore, Darrick and Bree Porter, Michael Alexander, Louis Grooms and Lyle Hancock, be presented this Resolution of Appreciation and Recognition in honor of the commendable humanitarian and heroic acts performed on October 11, 2020.
Congratulations on a job well done!