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Local responders were recognized at Casas Church on Sept. 11.
Honorees included, from left, Oro Valley police Chief Daniel Sharp,
Rural/Metro Fire Battalion Chief James Stoltenberg, Golder Ranch
Fire firefighter Robert Russo, Northwest Fire Capt. Adam Goldberg,
Marana police Sgt. Bill Derfus, and Pima County Sheriff’s Office
Deputy Erin Gibson.
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Members of the Pima Regional SWAT program enjoyed a different
kind of public duty Sept. 11 at the Casas Church tribute to first
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Former Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Richard Carmona
talks to first responders Thursday morning during the Heroes Day
press conference at La Encantada shopping center. The gathering was
designed to thank first responders for keeping the community safe
and helping others in times of crisis.
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Explorer reader Nancy Brownell-Howe photographed this young man
“running with a purpose” on Thornydale Road the morning of Sept.
11. As she passed him in her car, she felt compelled to stop and
take his photo.
Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:00 am
Last Sunday, the nation marked the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with
moving tributes to the victims and first responders of the
terrorist attacks that shook our world.
Locally, residents showed their support by hosting a number of
In Oro Valley, bugler Scotty Welch, former U.S. Navy and a
member of President Eisenhower’s personal band, played taps four
times at Oro Valley Town Hall, marking each of the times at which
planes crashed on Sept. 11, 2001.
In Marana, people of all ages gathered at Crossroads at
Silverbell Park for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers
Foundation’s 5K and 1K runs.
At Casas Church, hundreds gathered in the auditorium to
recognize the dedication and sacrifice made by local first
responders and their families.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:00 am.