Four Sapulpa teenagers were honored at the recent Mayor’s Council of Oklahoma Summer Conference at the Stoney Creek Conference Center in Broken Arrow. Nick Byrd, 14, Seth Byrd, 16, Dylan Wick, 16 and Wyatt Hall, 17 received recognition for coming to the rescue of their 90-year-old neighbor, Catherine Richie, when her house had caught fire. At the conference dinner, they were presented with a resolution from the Mayors Council of Oklahoma. Ray Poland, Mayor of Jones and MCO president presented the award. The body of the resolution can be seen below. You can also read more about their heroic action on the Upbeat News website.
WHEREAS, three weeks ago in the City of Sapulpa four teenagers became heroes when they noticed the smell of smoke coming from a neighbor's house; and
WHEREAS, Nick Byrd, 14, Seth Byrd, 16, Dylan Wick, 16 and Wyatt Hall, 17 quickly jumped into action by one going to the back door, one to the front door, one ran to the neighbors and the fourth called 9-1-1; and
WHEREAS, Nick Byrd managed to get through the back door where he noticed 90-year-old Catherine Ritchie in her hallway lost in the smoke and picked her up carrying her outside to Seth; and
WHEREAS, these courageous young men risked their lives and safety to help Ritchie which three of them never had met; and
WHEREAS, from now on Nick Byrd, Seth Byrd, Wyatt Hall and Dylan Wick will forever be remembered as heroes by Catherine Ritchie and her 10 children and 42 grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, the Mayors Council of Oklahoma would like to honor these four brave young, selfless men for their heroic act; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor’s Council of Oklahoma that Friday, June 14th, 2019 be known as:
“NICK BYRD, DYLAN WICK, SETH BYRD, AND WYATT HALL HEROIC DAY"
and that the citizens of the City of Sapulpa and the State of Oklahoma remember them as heroes forever.
SIGNED, this _____ day of _________ 2019.
Ray Poland Mike Fina
MCO President Executive Director
Mayor of Jones Oklahoma Municipal League