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3255Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010111Primary Sponsor: J. YoungAll Sponsors: J. Young, G. Brown, Harvin, J.H. Neal, G.M. Smith, Weeks, Allen, Allison, Altman, Askins, Bales, Barfield, Barrett, Battle, Bingham, Bowers, Breeland, J. Brown, R. Brown, Campsen, Carnell, Cato, Chellis, Clyburn, Coates, Cobb-Hunter, Coleman, Cooper, Cotty, Dantzler, Davenport, Delleney, Easterday, Edge, Emory, Fleming, Freeman, Frye, Gilham, Gourdine, Govan, Hamilton, Harrell, Harrison, Hayes, J. Hines, M. Hines, Hinson, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jennings, Keegan, Kelley, Kennedy, Kirsh, Klauber, Knotts, Koon, Law, Leach, Lee, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Lloyd, Loftis, Lourie, Lucas, Mack, Martin, McCraw, McGee, McLeod, Meacham-Richardson, Merrill, Miller, Moody-Lawrence, J.M. Neal, Neilson, Ott, Owens, Parks, Perry, Phillips, Quinn, Rhoad, Rice, Riser, Rivers, Robinson, Rodgers, Rutherford, Sandifer, Scarborough, Scott, Sharpe, Sheheen, Simrill, Sinclair, D.C. Smith, F.N. Smith, J.E. Smith, J.R. Smith, W.D. Smith, Snow, Stille, Stuart, Talley, Taylor, Thompson, Townsend, Tripp, Trotter, Vaughn, Walker, Webb, Whatley, Whipper, White, Wilder, Wilkins, Witherspoon and A. YoungDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\skb\18095som01.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20010116Subject: Gifford Shaw, ResolutionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20010116 Received from Senate Senate 20010116 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 20010111 Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate Versions of This Bill
TO COMMEND GIFFORD SHAW FOR THE VALIANT DISPLAY OF HEROISM HE EXHIBITED BY SUBDUING A DERANGED PASSENGER AND SAVING THE LIVES OF THE THREE HUNDRED NINETY-EIGHT PEOPLE ABOARD HIS BRITISH AIRWAYS FLIGHT FROM LONDON TO NAIROBI.
Whereas, Gifford Shaw, a businessman from Sumter, was on his way to Uganda for a two-week teaching mission with his friend Clarke Bynum, when he helped save the lives of three hundred ninety-eight people aboard a British Airway's flight from London to Nairobi, a flight he was only on because he had missed his original flight due to inclement weather; and
Whereas, Shaw felt the estimated nineteen thousand foot drop in altitude and heard the screaming and turmoil coming from the cockpit; and
Whereas, Gifford Shaw and Clarke Bynum burst into the cockpit to find a Kenyan man, approximately six feet tall and two hundred twenty-five pounds, attacking the pilot and causing the plane to plummet; and
Whereas, Shaw grabbed the assailant by the leg and, with the help of Clarke Bynum and others, wrestled him to the ground and pulled him from the cockpit to a seat where the assailant was handcuffed and strapped in for the remaining two hours of the flight; and
Whereas, the plane landed safely in Nairobi, Kenya with passengers and crew suffering only minor injuries; and
Whereas, Shaw and Bynum attribute their actions to God and know that they can count on Him to get them through any situation; and
Whereas, Gifford Shaw said that even though he and Bynum look forward to spending time with their families, they "would like to use as many opportunities as [they] can to tell a story of God's provision for [them] and His saving that plane." Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, commend Gifford Shaw for the valiant display of heroism he exhibited by subduing a deranged passenger and saving the lives of the three hundred ninety-eight people aboard the British Airways flight from London to Nairobi, Kenya.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Gifford Shaw.
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