Burbank Police & Fire Department personnel gathered in front of their joint station Sunday morning to pause for a moment of silence, reflection, and to remember the 343 Emergency Responders that lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.
Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes spoke and reflected on the loss 15 years ago, while he was a Burbank Fire Captain, although off duty he felt the pain and knew personally what every responder felt when they got the call. He noted the men and woman of both Burbank Police & Fire Departments are the best of the best and protect our city and it’s citizens every single day.
During the ceremony members of The Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes & Drums played Amazing Grace. Burbank Police Captain Ron Caruso plays drums in the Society. Members of both departments stood at attention while the flag was lowered and raised to half staff.