Local first responders honored on 9/11

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Sunday dozens of community members honored the first responders of the September 11th 2001 terror attacks at the Parkers Chapel in Greenville.

Several local law enforcement agencies including ECU Police and the Greenville Police Department were in attendance.

The first responders received a pin of gratitude and thanks.

ECU Lieutenant Chris Sutton said that day sparked something within, and he feels honored to be a part of the remembrance.

He said 15 years ago still feels like yesterday. “I remember…the hurt that others felt and the fear that they had.”

Sutton said he was a new officer on campus that day and it was like all of the air had been sucked out.

He added is still recalls every moment.

“All of the rest of us that were working that day and have come after that day, we have a sense of why we do this. We do this for our families for our communities but we also do it for the 2,996 that lost their lives,” Sutton said.

After the sermon there was a special cake and refreshments for everyone in attendance.

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