Local police and fire departments hold Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony

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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- South Bend and St. Joseph County fire and police departments held a Patriot Day remembrance ceremony at the 9/11 Freedom Memorial in St. Patrick's Park Wednesday morning.

The South Bend Fire Department along with the Clay Fire Territory, Mishawaka Fire Department, Saint Joseph Police Department and South Bend Police Department participated.

The event honored the first responders and military members who died on September 11th in the terrorist attacks or fighting the global war on terror.

“I think it’s important that we come together each year on September 11 and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice - those who lost their lives and or who were injured on that particular day, back in September of 2001. And those who continue to suffer and continue to pass away as a result of injuries and or illnesses that they suffered while assisting those in need," Sheriff Bill Redman said.

South Bend Adams High School graduate Katie McCloskey was also honored. She was killed in the World Trade Center collapse.

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