Speakers honor first responders at Sept. 11 event

  • Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 9:53 p.m.

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.

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