Local fire chief joins Jenkins during House ceremony honoring 911 anniversary

first_img11Sep Local fire chief joins Jenkins during House ceremony honoring 9/11 anniversary Categories: News State Rep. Nancy Jenkins was joined by Tecumseh Fire Chief Joe Tuckey today as a part of the annual 9/11 memorial service conducted by the Michigan House of Representatives. The ceremony honored the four first responders from Michigan who lost their lives in the line of duty in the past year and commemorated the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.“It is always a privilege to be a part of this event, and I am honored that Chief Tuckey was able to join me to today as we paid tribute to these brave men and women,” said Jenkins, R-Clayton. “First responders across our state deserve to be recognized and acknowledged for their service to our communities, and this is just one small way we can say thank you.”Lawmakers also paid tribute to Department of Corrections Deputy Corrections Keeper George Haight, whose name was recently inscribed in the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall after giving his life in the line of duty at Jackson Prison in 1893.The event featured the ringing of a fire bell following the reading of the names of each first responder who died in the line of duty since Sept. 11, 2013. Special music was provided by a fire department bagpiper and “Taps” was played by two members of the Grand Ledge Marching Band.###center_img State Rep. Nancy Jenkins attends the fourth annual 9/11 ceremony held by the Michigan House of Representatives along with Chief Joe Tuckey from the Tecumseh Fire Department.last_img

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