1-1           WHEREAS, On February 11, 1997, several employees of the Texas

 1-2     Real Estate Commission responded to an emergency when Mr. Ernie

 1-3     Ford collapsed in a parking lot after suffering a stroke or heart

 1-4     attack; and

 1-5           WHEREAS, Employees Margaret Goddard and Kim Tindall

 1-6     discovered Mr. Ford, and Ms. Tindall went for help while

 1-7     Ms. Goddard stayed with the unconscious gentleman; several workers

 1-8     witnessed the incident from inside their offices and, recognizing

 1-9     the dire circumstances, telephoned for emergency medical

1-10     assistance; and

1-11           WHEREAS, Other employees rushed to the scene of the accident,

1-12     where Glen Bridge had begun administering CPR while his fellow

1-13     employees continued to monitor the situation, maintaining contact

1-14     with medical personnel over the telephone; the cool-headedness and

1-15     quick reactions of these fine citizens allowed time for members of

1-16     the emergency medical service to reach Mr. Ford and transport him

1-17     to the hospital; and

1-18           WHEREAS, The altruism displayed on that day by the many

1-19     individuals who took responsibility for the life of a stranger is

1-20     truly inspirational, and this spirit of selflessness and devotion

1-21     is indeed deserving of our highest praise and recognition; now,

1-22     therefore, be it

1-23           RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 75th Texas

1-24     Legislature hereby commend Glen Bridge, Mary Elizabeth Callahan,

 2-1     Susie De La Rosa, Don Dudley, Margaret Goddard, and Kim Tindall for

 2-2     their humanitarian efforts in rendering aid to a fellow Texan in

 2-3     need; and, be it further

 2-4           RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be

 2-5     prepared for these exemplary individuals as an expression of

 2-6     highest regard by the Texas House of Representatives.



                                                   Speaker of the House

               I certify that H.R. No. 977 was adopted by the House on May

         16, 1997, by a non-record vote.


                                                 Chief Clerk of the House