Road to be Named in Honor of Fallen Firefighter Thomas Royds
The Board of Commissioners of the Township of Lower Merion honored Captain Thomas E. Royds by designating Tregaron Road in Bala Cynwyd, ‘Captain Thomas E. Royds way,’ in his honor so that his service and sacrifice are permanently memorialized. VIDEO of the proclamation can be found here from the 3 minute mark to the 12 minute mark. https://youtu.be/8gVsccWE4K8&t=2m57s
Full text of the proclamation:
CAPTAIN THOMAS E. ROYDS WAY
WHEREAS, Captain Thomas E. Royds, was born on October 7. 1972. the son of Dolores
and Maurice Royds, and a descendent of generations of volunteer firefighters raised in Belmont Hills and serving the Lower Merion community; and
WHEREAS. Captain Thomas E. Royds started his firefighting career when he was a teenager as a volunteer at Belmont Hills Fire Company, moving on to serve for many years as a volunteer with @Union Fire Association of Lower Merion and eventually with the Clifton Heights Fire Company where he served as a Captain; and
WHEREAS Captain Thomas E. Royds embracing his love of firefighting and his commitment of service to the community, became a career firefighter with Union Fire Association of Lower Merion in 2019, attaining the rank of Lieutenant in 2021; and
WHEREAS, on July 24, 2021, while responding with the Belmont Hills Fire Company to a vehicle accident on I-76, the Schuylkill Expressway, tragically lost his life when he was struck by a vehicle; and
WHEREAS, during that incident, which cost him his life, Captain Thomas E. Royds heroically saved the lives of two fellow firefighters by pushing them to safety before being struck down and posthumously earned the rank of Captain with the Union Fire
Association of Lower Merion.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that, the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Lower Merion finds it fitting and proper to honor Captain Thomas E. Royds and do hereby proclaim that Tregaron Road in Bala Cynwyd be named Captain Thomas E. Royds Way in his honor so that his service and sacrifice are permanently memorialized.
By: Todd M. Sinai, President.
Dated this nineteenth day of October, 2022 at Ardmore, Pennsylvania.