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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

County Executive Honors Citizens That Perished on 9-11-01

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III honored the 23 citizens that perished during the attacks of September 11, 2001.  County Executive Baker placed at wreath at the memorial in Bladensburg.  Accompanying him were his senior staff of Public Safety leaders including Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Public Safety Barry L. Stanton, Fire Chief Marc Bashoor, Police Chief Mark Magaw, Sheriff Melvin High and Department of Corrections Director Mary Lou McDonough.

Mr. Baker placed a wreath at the permanent memorial located near Peace Cross in Bladensburg and led a moment of silence. 

Joining Prince George’s County Officials were three-dozen members of the Brotherhood Ride as they made their way through Prince George’s County.  The Brotherhood Ride consists of firefighters, law enforcement officers, and emergency medical personnel, who ride bicycles to honor the memory of fallen heroes. The Brotherhood Ride provides emotional and financial support to the families of the heroes who have died in the line of duty.  The Brotherhood Ride of bicyclelists took time this afternoon to stop and join County Executive Baker and public safety officials in honoring our 23 citizens that lost their lives on September 11, 2011. 

The Brotherhood Ride will continue to their ride to honor fallen heroes by riding bicycles over 1600 miles in 22 days. The ride will begin in North Naples, Florida on August 20, 2011 and end at Ground Zero in New York on September 10, 2011.  Police agencies and firefighters help to escort the group through Prince George’s County up to the Howard County line.

Todays escort of the Brotherhood Ride was coordinated by Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant Mike Linynski.  Special thanks to Volunteer Chiefs, Bill Corrigan (812), Randy Kuenzel (809), Al Schwartz (831) and Fort Meade Fire Department and their Chief for helping to coordinate the bike escorts.  Thanks also to Bunker Hill Fire/EMS Station 855, Bladensburg Fire/EMS Station 809, College Park Fire/EMS Station 812, and the Beltsville Fire/EMS Station 831 for taking care of Brotherhood Ride as they rode through Prince George's County.

For additional information on the Brotherhood Ride visit their website at www.brotherhoodride.com.

(L to R)  Lt. Col. Scott Hoglander, Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor, Lt. Col. Ben Barksdale and Major Ken McSwain.

Lt Col Hoglander, Major McSwain, County Executive Baker and Fire Chief Bashoor with the Brotherhood Riders.

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