First responders, law enforcement mark 9/11 on social media

First responders, law enforcement mark 9/11 on social media
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Law enforcement and firefighter organizations on Friday took to social media to honor the first responders who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. 

The National Sheriffs' Association, which represents more than 3,000 sheriffs across the country, commemorated the 19th anniversary of the attacks on Twitter with the hashtag #NeverForget along with recent photographs of the 9/11 memorial in New York City. 

“#September11 is the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history and the single deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers in the history of the United States, with 343 and 72 killed, respectively,” the group said in a tweet. “#WeRemember.”

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The International Association of Fire Fighters echoed these sentiments in a tweet, saying that on this day each year, the group pauses “to remember our fallen brothers and never forget their sacrifice.”

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The New York Police Department paid tribute to those who lost their lives responding to the attacks on the Twin Towers at the city’s World Trade Center. 

“On this night 19 years ago, thousands of Americans kissed their loved ones goodnight for the last time, including 23 NYPD officers, 343 @FDNY firefighters, and 37 @PANYNJ officers,” the department said in a tweet Friday. “The 9/11 Tribute in Light serves as a reminder of the lives lost on that tragic day.”

An estimated 2,974 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks, making it the deadliest one on American soil. 

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