MONROE, OREGON, September 1 – Mayor Dan Sheets signed a proclamation designating the first 11 days of September, including the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, to recognize and honor our first responders.
First responders in the City of Monroe, Benton County, across the state and our Country including law enforcement, firefighters, emergency services, corrections, 911 dispatch, rescue teams, doctors, nurses, medical staff, emergency management, military personnel including the National Guard and volunteers in all sectors of public safety work who protect and aid the public during emergencies as both professional and volunteer first responders serve our community every day.
These highly skilled individuals undergo extensive training and education to develop the expertise required to respond to various emergency situations and often risk their own safety in the performance of their duties.
First responders are ready to aid the people of our community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, regardless of inclement weather, threat of sickness or other hazards.
“Monroe is blessed and grateful to have such selfless, honorable individuals that serve in first response both professionally and voluntarily,” the Mayor Sheets said. “We encourage all citizens to show appreciation and gratitude to all of our first responders for their selfless and tireless dedication to our community.”
Mayor Sheets also calls upon the citizens of Monroe to reserve a moment of silence and remember the victims of September 11, their families and friends, and to thank our first responders who are still running into buildings to help others and save lives. PROCLAMATION