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Mesquite, TX – July 29, 2021 – On July 23, the City of Mesquite honored Firefighter Patrick Wilson for 35 years of service. Mayor Bruce Archer presented a proclamation at his retirement ceremony.
Here is the proclamation:
WHEREAS, Pat Wilson started his career with the Mesquite Fire Department on April 7, 1986, was promoted to Driver-Engineer on May 9, 1997, earned his paramedic certification in 1994 and was the 2013 Firefighter of the Year.
WHEREAS, Pat is known around the Department for his artistic skills, as he has painted a number of hose bed covers for equipment that are a big hit with the kids at school visits, and he volunteered to create a backdrop for the 1995 All-American City booth, and worked every year with the Ronald McDonald House during the Good Friday meal where he painted custom helmets for the kids and also painted and donated custom helmets for the silent auction hosted by the City during Real.Texas.Giving. employee campaign for local charities; and
WHEREAS, Pat is always one of the first to volunteer for anything that will help the City, Department, or any good community cause, like in 1992 he was one of 3 firefighters that volunteered to escort Girl Scouts during the “Dad and Daughter” dance, and he has volunteered with the Texas Firemen’s Training School as an instructor; and
WHEREAS, Pat is also one of the charter members of the Mesquite Pipes and Drums Corps where he plays the bass drum; and
WHEREAS, Pat has been married to his wife Karla for 37 years and they have 1 son, Brooks Wilson, 1 daughter-in-law, Taylor Brooks and 1 daughter, Bailey Wilson.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bruce Archer, Mayor of the City of Mesquite, do hereby proclaim July 23, 2021, as:
Patrick B. Wilson Day
in the City of Mesquite and urge Mesquite citizens to thank Pat for his 35 years of dedication, volunteerism and service to the community.
PROCLAIMED this 23rd day of July 2021.