Glenwood thanks police, firefighters on 9/11 |

Glenwood thanks police, firefighters on 9/11

Garfield County residents lined up thank police and firefighters on September 11, 2015.
Will Grandbois / Post Independent |

With flags flying at half staff nationwide, dozens of Garfield County residents came out on Friday to thank police officers and firefighters for their service September 11, 2001, and in the years since.

The event was organized by Glenwood Springs City Councilor Kathryn Trauger, who viewed it as an opportunity for the community to show support for local public servants in the midst of ongoing controversy over police brutality and racial violence.

“Thinking back to the first responders at 9/11 and how many of them lost their lives, and just knowing what these guys go through every day, it was just important,” she said.

Silt Police Chief Levy Burris seemed to appreciate the gesture.

“We are a very close knit community in Garfield County,” he said. “It’s not just on 9/11 that we get thank you’s and kudos for the jobs that we do. We get a lot of respect from our citizenry, and we return that respect. It’s what we’re here for and why we do the job we do.”

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