Hastings Mayor Frank Campbell on Sept. 12 led a brief recognition of the contributions of emergency services personnel on the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept 11, 2001, and also saluted local police, fire and ambulance personnel for their ongoing dedication to the community.
Hastings Fire Department assistant Chief Rick Krouse, Hastings Police Officer Brian Hansford and Mercy Ambulance Director Joe Huebner represented emergency services during the recognition of the 9/11attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and a Pennsylvania field 15 years ago.
More than 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York and Washington D.C. including more than 400 police officers and firefighters..
“Hastings remembers that tragic day and reflects on the thousands who lost their lives then,” Campbell said. “We also take this occasion to honor our police officers, firefighters and emergency personnel for their devoted service to the community.
“I want to thank you all for what you do for our community,” he said, adding that the community appreciates and supports the agencies that serve and protect them during emergencies.
"I can tell you, with these departments we have here, we are safe as any town in the United States. I’m asking now for a moment of silence for all of those we have to remember.”