Ryan Pasborg Receives Life Saving Recognition from GR Council, Wyoming Legislature

Ryan Pasborg Receives Life Saving Recognition from GR Council, Wyoming Legislature

Local hero Ryan Pasborg with his son.

GREEN RIVER — Wyoming Representative Mark Baker presented Ryan Pasborg with a resolution from the 66th Wyoming Legislature recognizing his heroic acts in a Jamestown house fire.

Baker presented the honor to Pasborg tonight during the Green River City Council meeting.

Pasborg was recognized for his heroic actions when saving the Wadsworth family from their burning home in Jamestown in February. Rep. Baker explained that when he heard about what Ryan did, he reached out to the Wyoming speaker before the session and asked what they could do to recognize his actions. What they decided on was an informal resolution.

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“I just want to express my appreciation for Ryan and also want to tell you that the other members of the Legislature want to express their appreciation for your heroic efforts also,” Baker said.

The resolution explains that Pasborg risked his own life to save the lives of a 33-year-old mother and her 4-year-old son. It also mentions that Pasborg then bought several hundred dollars worth of clothing and necessities and delivered it to the family.

“On behalf of the State of Wyoming, we hereby recognize and honor the bravery and selflessness demonstrated by Ryan Pasborg. His heroic actions that day speak volumes about the quality of his character and he represents the best of what it means to help someone in a time of need,” Baker read from the resolution.

The Council recognized Pasborg’s actions with a Life Saving Recognition certificate, and the Green River Chamber also gifted him baskets of goods to express their appreciation as well. The certificate can be viewed below:

Other Business

Mayor Pete Rust also proclaimed Sunday, June 12 as Women Veterans Appreciation Day during the meeting Tuesday night, which pays respect to women veterans for their dutiful military service.

The Council also approved an agreement for a joint biosolids handling project between the cities of Green River and Rock Springs and Forsgren Associates, Inc. to prepare a study and recommendations for biosolids handling in both communities.

Additionally, the Council approved a resolution declaring the intent of the City of Green River to cooperate fully and assist Sweetwater County and the incorporated municipalities of Sweetwater County in taking all action necessary in support of the continuation of the existing 2 percent Lodging Tax.