Christopher Meadows, a Sheriff’s Department search-and-rescue team member who died in an all-terrain vehicle incident at the Oceano Dunes two years ago while responding to a call, will have a patrol/rescue boat named after him.
The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to honor Meadows with a resolution Tuesday.
“There is a long-standing tradition in the law enforcement marine community of naming vessels after dedicated employees who have made the ultimate sacrifice,” Sheriff Ian Parkinson wrote in a report to supervisors.
“Dedicating a vessel in Christopher’s memory will allow his commitment and energy to continue to be honored and to abide by the motto 'That Others May Live!'” Parkinson wrote.
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Meadows, 24, was responding to a report of a person with a broken leg at the Dunes when his ATV rolled over on him May 24, 2009. An emergency medical technician with San Luis Ambulance, Meadows was volunteering with the search-and-rescue team.
The boat will be called the Christopher C. Meadows.