It was the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and dignitaries emphasized not only the importance of remembering the lives lost, but also rallied people to support future police and firefighters.
District Attorney Michael A. Ramos also reflected on 9/11, saying many people likely remember where they were at the time the planes struck the World Trade Center.
But he said the country’s work in fighting terrorism isn’t over, even on a local scale.
He pointed out his office’s creation of a Crimes Against Peace Officers Unit in May, an effort to crack down on gang members, or what Ramos calls “local terrorists.”
“We need to protect the men and women who wear badges everyday,” he said.
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