POAM Remembers 9/11

On Thursday, September 6, 2018, POAM Representatives attended the Michigan House of Representatives’ Annual September 11th Ceremony at The State Capitol. Hundreds of sheriffs, EMTs, police officers, lawmakers, and lobbyists from various Michigan departments were all in attendance to pay homage and remember the first responders and military members who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001.

September 11th Ceremony

The twenty-minute memorial session featured special guests from local Michigan police, fire, and first responding departments; the ceremony also paid tribute to fallen military and police officers from 2017 to 2018.

POAM representatives and departments who attended included:
  • Doug Wortley
  • Jon Pignataro
  • Eric Ronewicz
  • Wayne Beerbower
  • Kenneth Grabowski
  • Saginaw Valley Police Canine Association’s K9 unit with Officer Brad Holp & K9 Cigan
  • Calhoun County’s Emergency Response Team had various displays for lawmakers

View the photos below from the event.

September 11th Ceremony at the State Capitol
POAM Board Members Doug Wortley and Kenneth Grabowski.
September 11th Ceremony at the State Capitol
State Representative Jim Runestad and POAM Board Member Kenneth Grabowski.
September 11th Ceremony at the State Capitol
POAM Board Member Kenneth Grabowski and Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union President Mark Docherty.
September 11th Ceremony at the State Capitol
State Representative Sylvia Santana, POAM Board Member Kenneth Grabowski, and State Representative Leslie Love.
September 11th Ceremony at the State Capitol
POAM Board Member Doug Wortley (right) with the Saginaw Valley Police Canine Association’s Officer Brad Holp & K9 Cigan.
September 11th Ceremony at the State Capitol
POAM Board Member Doug Wortley and State Representative Vanessa Guerra.

 

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