In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack on our nation, Chief Deputy Austin Garrett commissioned a specially designed patrol vehicle in tribute to the heroic men and women who courageously responded to this attack on our nation and in honor of those who lost their lives in service to our country.
“On September 11, 2001, the American people experienced the most horrific terrorist attack in our nation’s histor,” Chief Deputy Austin Garrett said. “On that day, thousands of first responders responded to the call. We will never forget those who perished and always remember the bravery and resolve of the heroes who charged into the threshold of hell that day without hesitation in service to their city and fellow man. It is my hope this vehicle will be a constant reminder in our county of 9/11 and as a symbol of our resolve and American spirit,”
Sheriff Jim Hamond said: “It is important for us to remember the sacrifices made by first responders and citizens as the events of 9/11 unfolded and the aftermath that followed. The courage and sacrifice shown by these individuals should never be forgotten.”
The vehicle, pictured below, is in service and can be seen at tomorrow’s 20th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony scheduled to begin at 10:00 am at Ross’ Landing on Riverfront Parkway.