McGhee, Greg, nominee for the 2018 Alabama Legislative Medal of Honor for Law Enforcement, commended
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HR274 192412-1 By Representatives Sanderford, Rowe and Baker RFD: First Read: 01-MAR-18 192412-1:n:02/28/2018:AR/ar LSA2018-1146 COMMENDING LIEUTENANT GREG MCGHEE OF THE SCOTTSBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT AS A NOMINEE FOR THE 2018 ALABAMA LEGISLATIVE MEDAL OF HONOR FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT. WHEREAS, it is with highest commendation that we recognize Lieutenant Greg McGhee of the Scottsboro Police Department as a nominee for the 2018 Alabama Legislative Medal of Honor for Law Enforcement, Alabama's highest law enforcement award for extraordinary courage in the line of duty; and WHEREAS, while effecting a felony robbery arrest at the intersection of Highway 72 and Snodgrass Road on August 10, 2017, Lieutenant Greg McGhee witnessed a vehicle that was traveling west on Highway 72 leave the roadway, crash into an embankment, and partially overturn; he and Officer Kris Roney drove their patrol cars a short distance, exited their vehicles, and ran toward the flame engulfed vehicle; while Lieutenant McGhee warded off the fire with a fire extinguisher and searched for occupants inside the vehicle, Officer Roney climbed into the overturned vehicle's broken sunroof and located the driver, Jennifer Nicole Brownfield, 39, of Scottsboro, Alabama; Officer Roney ensured there was no one else inside the vehicle before coaxing Ms. Brownfield to stand, grabbing her from under her arms, and pulling her out of the burning vehicle; Officer Roney carried Ms. Brownfield to a safe distance so she would not incur harm in case the vehicle should explode; Lieutenant McGhee continued to douse the fire and ensure that no other occupants were inside the smoke filled vehicle; and WHEREAS, placed in a life-threatening situation and without a moment's hesitation, Lieutenant Greg McGhee placed himself in the line of peril and saved a life; for his meritorious actions, Lieutenant McGhee received the Scottsboro Police Department Life Saving Certificate; and WHEREAS, Lieutenant Greg McGhee demonstrated immense courage, diligence, and quick response in a life-threatening situation; his loyalty and unwavering commitment to protect and serve the residents of Scottsboro were evidenced through his willingness to make the quick and proper response in order to protect the lives of others; and WHEREAS, Lieutenant Greg McGhee epitomizes the qualities of those who serve and protect, and he is truly deserving of this distinguished nomination for the Legislative Medal of Honor for Law Enforcement; now therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, That we hereby recognize and honor Lieutenant Greg McGhee as a nominee for the 2018 Legislative Medal of Honor for Law Enforcement and direct that he receive a copy of this resolution as evidence of our admiration and esteem.