By Senators Honeyford and Hewitt



     WHEREAS, acts of heroism are special but rare; and


     WHEREAS, on the afternoon of March 28, 2001, Chris Navarro and Jaime Navarette selflessly gave of themselves to save the life of Tomas Alvarado; and


     WHEREAS, Chris Navarro risked his life by entering the burning home of Tomas Alvarado to see if Mr. Alvarado was still in the home; and


     WHEREAS, Chris Navarro found his uncle still sleeping in the home and succeeded in awakening him and getting him to the window where Jaime Navarette assisted Chris Navarro in lifting Mr. Alvarado out of a window and on to safety; and


     WHEREAS, firefighters who responded to the fire noted that Mr. Alvarado might not have survived the fire without the assistance of the young men;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate recognizes and honors the truly heroic actions of Chris Navarro and Jaime Navarette, as they selflessly gave of themselves to ensure that the life of another was spared; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the Navarro and Navarette families.


I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 8699,

adopted by the Senate May 23, 2001.





Secretary of the Senate