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File #: 170171    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 2/23/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 2/23/2017
Title: Honoring Father Judge High School Students Jack Flynn and Dylan Feby For Their Heroic Actions on February 7, 2017.
Sponsors: Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Parker
Attachments: 1. Signature17017100.pdf


Honoring Father Judge High School Students Jack Flynn and Dylan Feby For Their Heroic Actions on February 7, 2017.



WHEREAS, Rooted in the spirituality of their patron, Saint Francis de Sales, Father Judge High School educates the whole young man spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially in the Catholic tradition; and


WHEREAS, The motto of Father Judge High School is educating the minds and souls of their students in the spirit of the gentleman saint, St. Francis deSales; and


WHEREAS, On Tuesday, February 7, 2017, never were these qualities more evident as senior Jack Flynn and freshman Dylan Feby, both students at Judge, began what is normally a routine journey home from school on their usual SEPTA Route 20 bus; and


WHEREAS, The bus was in route when an unidentified male was spotted running towards the moving bus in an attempt to be deliberately hit; and


WHEREAS, The man bounced off the bus and fell to the ground. The bus door was opened and Jack noticed the man was bleeding from his neck and wrist in an apparent suicide attempt; and


WHEREAS, Jack and Dylan sprang into action, using their Judge sweaters to stop the bleeding from the man’s neck and wrist and waited with him until an ambulance arrived; and


WHEREAS, Paramedics reached the scene and were very appreciative of the boys actions in assisting in saving this man’s life; and 


WHEREAS, Jack Flynn will be getting ready to graduate in June and is planning to join the United States Navy soon thereafter.  It is Jack’s dream to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Philadelphia Fire Fighter. Jack is proud to be a member of the Father Judge Ice Hockey Team and lives with his parents and younger brother; and


WHEREAS, Dylan Feby is currently a freshman at Judge and enjoys playing basketball. Dylan is also interested in Astronomy.  He hopes to continue his education after graduating from Judge and major in Engineering.  He resides with his mother and stepfather, and enjoys hanging out with his father and two younger sisters; now, therefore, be it


RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, That we hereby honor and congratulate Father Judge High School students Jack Flynn and Dylan Feby for their heroic actions on February 7, 2017.


RESOLVED FURTHER, That an Engrossed copy of this resolution be presented to Jack and Dylan, further evidencing the grateful appreciation and deep admiration of this legislative body.