IN RECOGNITION OF DEPUTY CHRIS JONES
(House of Representatives - May 23, 2013)

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                  IN RECOGNITION OF DEPUTY CHRIS JONES

  (Mr. RODNEY DAVIS of Illinois asked and was given permission to 
address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

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  Mr. RODNEY DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the 
heroic efforts of Deputy Chris Jones of the Jersey County, Illinois, 
Sheriff's Department.
  On April 23, Deputy Jones pulled a 67-year-old woman from a car that 
was being swallowed by floodwater. At 8:42 in the evening, Deputy Jones 
received a call to alert him of a driver in distress on State Highway 
100.
  When he arrived on the scene, he tried to make verbal contact with 
her, but her car was submerged in water that covered the hood and part 
of the trunk, and she was unable to respond. He proceeded to enter the 
water, where he found the driver still conscious and he assisted her 
from the vehicle. He later learned that the woman had been trapped for 
around 40 minutes.
  Because of his valiant efforts and service to Jersey County, I am 
proud to honor the actions that Deputy Chris Jones took on April 23 of 
this year.

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