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NW fire, police cadets run to remember 9/11

By Yesenia Santillan/reporter

A firefighter academy platoon from the NW Fire Service Training Center huddles after participating in the Memorial Run on Sept. 11. Police cadets and TCC faculty also participated in the run in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks that occurred 12 years ago.  Photo by Yesenia Santillan/The Collegian
A firefighter academy platoon from the NW Fire Service Training Center huddles after participating in the Memorial Run on Sept. 11. Police cadets and TCC faculty also participated in the run in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks that occurred 12 years ago. Photo by Yesenia Santillan/The Collegian

Cadets from the police and firefighter academies as well as TCC faculty and staff remembered 9/11 by participating in their third annual Memorial Run on Sept. 11, 12 years after the attacks.

Participants began the 5K run at the fire tower located in the Criminal Justice Training Center. Volunteers helped hold traffic for runners at crossings and also helped pass out water once runners got to the halfway mark.

Some ran individually while others, such as the firefighter cadets, ran and crossed the finish line together as a platoon. Once they crossed the finish line, they ran up the fire tower and rang the bell as a sign of having completed the run.

Firefighter Academy Cadet Jessie Ferguson rings the fire tower bell at the end of the run.  Photo by Yesenia Santillan/The Collegian
Firefighter Academy Cadet Jessie Ferguson rings the fire tower bell at the end of the run. Photo by Yesenia Santillan/The Collegian
Volunteer Shelbee Linendoll passes out water at the halfway point of the run.  Photo by Yesenia Santillan/The Collegian
Volunteer Shelbee Linendoll passes out water at the halfway point of the run. Photo by Yesenia Santillan/The Collegian
Some participants, like the firefighter cadets, ran together as a platoon.  Photo by Yesenia Santillan/The Collegian
Some participants, like the firefighter cadets, ran together as a platoon. Photo by Yesenia Santillan/The Collegian
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