86R32918 BK-D
  By: Leach H.R. No. 1643
         WHEREAS, PJ Putnam, a U.S. Air Force veteran and Dallas-based
  corporate attorney, bravely risked his own safety to render
  assistance to the victim of a major truck accident on Interstate 35
  on April 24, 2019; and
         WHEREAS, At approximately 11 a.m., Mr. Putnam was traveling
  through Salado during a heavy rainstorm, when a sudden wind shear
  caused two 18-wheelers on the highway to collide; one of the trucks
  jackknifed into a guard rail while the other careened through three
  lanes of traffic, before rolling over and sliding to a stop at the
  edge of the freeway; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Putnam, who narrowly managed to avoid being in
  the path of the crashing semis, exited his vehicle and quickly
  ensured that the driver of the jackknifed truck was not seriously
  injured; he then approached the overturned vehicle, where he found
  the second motorist in shock and unable to free himself from the
  cab; with the help of a bystander, Mr. Putnam carried the driver a
  safe distance away from the vehicle; he then used his first aid
  training to treat the man for shock until emergency medical crews
  could take over; thanks in large part to Mr. Putnam's swift
  response, there were no fatalities or serious injuries; and
         WHEREAS, In the immediate aftermath of a harrowing accident,
  PJ Putnam heroically sprang into action to rescue a fellow citizen,
  and his efforts on that day have distinguished him as an individual
  of outstanding courage and character; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby commend PJ Putnam for providing aid to the
  victim of a major highway accident and extend to him sincere best
  wishes for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Putnam as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.