Wellsville Mayor Randy Shayler bestowed a rare honor on a well-known Wellsville resident and community servant Monday, best known as “Captain.”
Multiple fire companies, emergency services, and first responders escorted Shayler to hand deliver the proclamation to Patrick McKinley and his family.
Among the dignitaries present were, former Mayor Judy Lynch, Sister Alice Roach, Wellsville Emergency Services Coordinator Christopher Martelle and dozens of Pat’s first responder family, led by The Emerald Hook and Ladder Company.
In honor of and respect for his years of service to all residents of Wellsville and to emphasize the immeasurable positive impact of his efforts, it is a privilege to provide this Patrick McKinley Proclamation.
WHEREAS, Pat McKinley has been a longtime member of the Emerald Hook and Ladder fire company and the Wellsville Ambulance Corpsresponding to emergency calls throughout the Village of Wellsville, and
WHEREAS, Pat McKinley began in 2007 providing necessary evening transportation for patrons leaving Wellsville dining and entertainment establishments, and
WHEREAS, Pat McKinley, before the 2020 Covid-related reduction in demand for his services, has provided homebound transportation for tens of thousands of riders, and
WHEREAS, Pat McKinley’s efforts have resulted in countless driving privileges’ preserved and lives saved, and
WHEREAS, Pat McKinley has become known as “The Captain” throughout the area,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, I, Randy M. Shayler, Mayor of Village of Wellsville, under my name and seal, am proud and honored on this twelfth day of April, 2021, to record in the history books of the Village of Wellsville, and name this day, and every April 12TH hereafter,
PAT McKINLEY DAY
And I encourage every Designated Driver in Wellsville to be referred to as a
Randy M. Shayler, Mayor
Village of Wellsville, NY
Pictures from the event courtesy of Kate McKinley Murphy, Captain’s super sister