Beyond controlling crime, the issuance of traffic violations, and community engagement activities, the men and women dedicated to serve and protect our neighborhoods, answer to a higher purpose the moment 911 is dialed. Our first responders, a combination of volunteers, paid and elected persons, do not hesitate to answer the call to duty to protect, save and rescue anyone in need during a time of distress. The first responders’ quick reaction to emergency situations may happen on land, water or they make have to take to the air, but the fact remains, they risk their lives to ensure the safety of strangers. And the families of these fearless individuals stand in the background or alongside providing full support with an uneasy resolve.
“A gathering of gratitude,” is what Esther Desimini, Administrator at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital called the May 24 event which paid tribute to our first responders through a photographic display. to see full article pick up a copy of this weeks paper.