· 2,977 lives lost on 9/11 · Nearly 3,000 children lost parents · Increased risks to leukemia and prostate cancer for 9/11 responders exposed to the toxic environment at Ground Zero · Over 2,000 deaths linked to 9/11-related illness · More than 3,400 people enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Care Program have died · 4,418 U.S. military casualties in Afghanistan · 9/11 victims are still being identified 20 years after the attacks
WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
Bravery does not mean action without fear. Bravery is overcoming fear to do what needs to be done. They were walking into hell on earth. The damage and fire were devastating. People were jumping and hitting the ground in front of them. How horrific a situation that so many chose to jump and die to escape the heat. But like all the others assigned to the rescue/fire mission, they went in to try and save lives. God bless the souls of these brave men. Squad 288 entering the WTC. All perished.
Kimberling City Police Officer Rutger House submitted his resignation on Sept. 2, KOLR reported.
Officer House reportedly did not give a reason for leaving the department but city officials said that he was moving out of Missouri.
Kimberling City Police Sergeant Aaron Hoeft resigned on Tuesday, KOLR reported.
The sergeant told the city he was leaving because “unfortunately the inevitability of having no qualified officers at the current pay rate and no police clerk able to assist in the administration side of running this department, I feel it would be impossible to do the job at the best of my abilities,” KOLR reported.
Kimberling City Police Officer Caleb McCarty was the last of the team to submit his resignation on Wednesday.
Officer McCarty hasn’t said why he resigned, KOLR reported.
When Officer McCarty’s resignation goes into effect, the city will be left with no police force at all.
Cotton Valley, LA – Cotton Valley Police Department (CVPD) Officer Trey Copeland died in the line of duty on Aug. 31 after suffering a medical emergency while arresting a fleeing motorcyclist.
Police Dog Shot Following High-Speed Car Chase From San Diego to Riverside
A police dog named Cezar was shot overnight at the end of a high-speed car chase that began as a robbery in San Diego’s East County and ended in Riverside County, authorities said.
The pursuit began at about 11:15 p.m. Sunday after a deputy saw a man quickly run from a 7-Eleven in Lakeside, which had apparently just been robbed, The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said.
The deputy attempted to pull over the suspected BMW but the driver did not stop, instead leading law enforcement on a chase up Interstate 15 as they reached speeds upward of 130 mph.
As the pursuit led San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies through Carmel Valley, Escondido and other communities along I-15, the chase finally came to an end when the driver stopped at a shopping plaza in Murrieta.
There, Murrieta police said, three people inside the vehicle ran into the nearby shopping center.
At one point, it appeared the three suspects were trying to carjack another driver, so SDSO Deputy Avedesian released Cezar to stop them. As the dog ran towards the suspects, one person fired a gun and struck the dog in the leg, the sheriff’s department said.
“He likely kept the suspect from getting away & possibly hurting others. Cezar did as he was trained. He protected his deputy handler, the public and our law enforcement partners,” the SDSO said in a Tweet.