COLUMBIA (AP) — Officials from the Columbia area honored fallen firefighters, law enforcement personnel, K-9 troopers and U.S. military men and women on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.


Wednesday’s event took place at 5 p.m. at the memorial to the fallen next to Columbia’s Metropolitan Visitors Center.


Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott and South Carolina Public Safety Director Leroy Smith made remarks. A roll call for fallen heroes was also planned, as well as the unveiling of a memorial to fallen K-9 troopers.


A flyover included aircraft from the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division, the Lexington and Richland County sheriff’s departments and the South Carolina National Guard.


Speakers honor first responders at Sept. 11 event