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Grimes Greets and Honors First Responders Ahead of Sept. 11 Anniversary

Grimes Greets and Honors First Responders Ahead of Sept. 11 Anniversary

Bill Stephens

September 8th, 2016

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FRANKFORT, Ky.  – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is visiting firehouses across Kentucky to thank firefighters and emergency first responders for their service ahead of the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. She stopped at the Hopkinsville and Russellville Fire Departments on Wednesday.

“Every year on Sept. 11, I am reminded of the bravery and heroism displayed by the thousands of men and women who responded to those grave disasters and the many who lost their lives trying to save others,” said Grimes. “These are the people who run into the fire and danger – not away from it – and they deserve our constant gratitude.”

Grimes has been a tireless advocate for Kentucky first responders. She recently worked to ensure the passage of Senate Bill 195 which now allows the families of fallen firefighters who battled cancer to be entitled to a line-of-duty death benefit.

“Giving thanks is not enough – and that’s why I wholeheartedly backed Senate Bill 195 this year. But our work is not finished. I will continue supporting and working with Kentucky’s active, retired, professional and volunteer fire services and first responders.”

 

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