Baltimore County Unveils New Memorial Garden Honoring African-American First Responders

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BALTIMORE COUNTY - Baltimore County unveiled a new memorial garden on Friday. In honor of First Responders Day, local Police, Firefighters, EMTs, and more gathered to recognize the contributions made by African-American First Responders in the Baltimore area.

Baltimore County Fire Department attended the event and said, "We had the honor of laying a wreath for retired BCFD Lt. Maurice Grant, who was loved by many."

According to The Department of Homeland Security, 4.6 million career firefighters, police officers, paramedics, EMTs, and 911 operators work to save lives every day. October 28 is dedicated to honoring those who risk their lives to protect others.

Many Maryland public figures and organizations expressed their support for our first responders on Friday.

Governor Larry Hogan:

"As governor, I have been moved countless times by our heroic police, firefighters, paramedics, and other first responders. On behalf of a grateful state, we thank these brave heroes for their service and sacrifice."

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott:

"Happy First Responders Day, Baltimore! Today and every day, we honor the sacrifices of the brave men and women who courageously run towards danger to protect, care and ensure the safety of our residents. Baltimore appreciates your service."

Baltimore County Fire Department:

"On #NationalFirstRespondersDay, we'd like to recognize all our public safety partners. #BCoPD works daily w/ 911 dispatchers & @BaltCoFire personnel to serve residents of Baltimore County."

Baltimore City Police:

"The #BPD is grateful to all #firstresponders for their service and dedication. We celebrate all those committed professionals who serve their communities. Please stay safe!"

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