MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – County officials in Macon-Bibb took Friday morning to honor the lives of fallen first responders who risked it all on 9/11–and some of Macon’s hometown heroes as well.
County commissioners, law enforcement and others took a moment to remember past members from the sheriff’s office, fire department and police department who lost their lives in the line of duty.
They ended the ceremony with the laying of a wreath and flowers to commemorate their sacrifice.
“This is a very reverent ceremony honoring those who gave their lives for the greater good on September 11, 2001–those first responders that we lost, and also to honor all local first responders who’ve given it all in the service of others,” said Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke.
Firefighters from Macon-Bibb hoisted an American flag between two trucks and left it up for display on Mullberry street behind the Public Safety Memorial.
The memorial lists the names of dozens of local officers who died protecting the community.