Local responders were recognized at Casas Church on Sept. 11. Honorees included, from left, Oro Valley police Chief Daniel Sharp, Rural/Metro Fire Battalion Chief James Stoltenberg, Golder Ranch Fire firefighter Robert Russo, Northwest Fire Capt. Adam Goldberg, Marana police Sgt. Bill Derfus, and Pima County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Erin Gibson.
Members of the Pima Regional SWAT program enjoyed a different kind of public duty Sept. 11 at the Casas Church tribute to first responders.
Former Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Richard Carmona talks to first responders Thursday morning during the Heroes Day press conference at La Encantada shopping center. The gathering was designed to thank first responders for keeping the community safe and helping others in times of crisis.
Explorer reader Nancy Brownell-Howe photographed this young man “running with a purpose” on Thornydale Road the morning of Sept. 11. As she passed him in her car, she felt compelled to stop and take his photo.