HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 98-4706, by Representatives Quall, Mulliken, Morris and Dunn


     WHEREAS, On Thursday, October 30, 1997, at 9:30 p.m. Christopher Tommer was in an accident on a country road outside the city of Yakima, Washington; and

     WHEREAS, Christopher's truck flipped over after hitting a dirt embankment and a rock wall trapping him unconscious in a burning truck with leaking gasoline; and

     WHEREAS, When Chris J. Watrobka and Cal Stocking came upon the accident scene, they immediately began trying to free Christopher from his fiery confines; and

     WHEREAS, Although the two gentlemen received numerous cuts and burns in the process, they freed young Christopher and moved him away from the truck seconds before it became engulfed in flames;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives hereby honor these two good Samaritans for their generous act of daring and heroism; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the people of the State of Washington look to this act as an example of how humanity should act towards one another, and that all citizens strive to behave in such a manner; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to the families of Christopher Tommer, Chris J. Watrobka, and Cal Stocking.



I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

Resolution 4706 adopted by the House of Representatives

                     March 4, 1998.




             Timothy A. Martin, Chief Clerk