2018 House Commemoration 1008 - Printed

State of South Dakota  

758Z0631   HOUSE COMMEMORATION   NO.  1008  

Introduced by:    Representatives Zikmund, Ahlers, Bartels, Barthel, Bartling, Beal, Bordeaux, Brunner, Campbell, Carson, Chase, Clark, Dennert, Diedrich, DiSanto, Duvall, Frye-Mueller, Glanzer, Goodwin, Gosch, Greenfield (Lana), Hawley, Holmes, Howard, Jamison, Jensen (Kevin), Johnson, Kaiser, Karr, Kettwig, Lake, Latterell, Lesmeister, Livermont, Lust, Marty, May, McCleerey, McPherson, Mickelson, Mills, Otten (Herman), Peterson (Sue), Pischke, Qualm, Reed, Ring, Rozum, Schoenfish, Smith, Steinhauer, Tulson, Turbiville, Wiese, Willadsen, Wismer, and York and Senators Kolbeck, Bolin, Jensen (Phil), Killer, Klumb, Nelson, Nesiba, Netherton, Otten (Ernie), Partridge, Soholt, Stalzer, and Wiik

        A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION, Honoring and commending Jermaine Robinson and Brandon Peguese for their bravery in pulling Tami Crate from a burning vehicle and saving her life.

    WHEREAS, on September 3, 2017, Tami Crate was attempting to make a left turn when an oncoming vehicle slammed into her vehicle, the airbags deployed and within seconds, her vehicle caught on fire; and

    WHEREAS, Sioux Falls Storm players, Jermaine Robinson and Brandon Peguese, were on their way to work at that time and saw Tami slumped over in her vehicle as flames erupted from under the hood; and

    WHEREAS, the two men rushed to Tami, took turns reaching into the vehicle to attempt to free her while the wind blew flames into their faces, and were ultimately able to untangle her from the seatbelt and carry her ten feet away from her vehicle just as it became totally engulfed in flames; and

    WHEREAS, Tami suffered a broken breast bone and three broken ribs, but her life was spared and she is forever grateful to the two brave men who saved her life:

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED, by the Ninety-Third Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that Jermaine Robinson and Brandon Peguese be honored and commended for their heroic efforts in pulling Tami Crate from her burning vehicle.

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