IN MEMORY OF BRETT WILSON; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 183
(House of Representatives - November 15, 2019)

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                       IN MEMORY OF BRETT WILSON

  (Mr. GONZALEZ of Ohio asked and was given permission to address the 
House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. GONZALEZ of Ohio. Madam Speaker, on November 2, 2019, the 
communities of Olmsted Falls and Columbia Township of northeast Ohio 
mourned the loss of firefighter Brett Wilson.
  Brett was off duty the morning of October 27 when a car struck a 
nearby utility pole, causing power lines to fall onto the roadway. 
Brett and his girlfriend, without hesitation, ran to help the victims 
of the accident.
  Brett was electrocuted after coming into contact with the electrified 
ground near the accident and passed away immediately. Both his 
girlfriend and the driver were injured but, luckily, survived.
  Our community honored Brett's heroism and life on Saturday, November 
2, with a funeral procession held in his honor. Unsurprisingly, the 
community lined the streets, waving American flags and holding their 
hands over their hearts to honor the 2015 Olmsted Falls High School 
graduate.
  We are heartbroken by the loss of the Olmsted Falls resident and 
Columbia Township firefighter, Brett Wilson. Brett, the son of an 
Olmsted Township police officer, was a true hero and public safety 
servant.
  Brett will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and the 
community. We thank him and his family for their service, and we keep 
them in our prayers.

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