Honoring Philadelphia Police officers who helped at Ground Zero and served overseas

A 9/11 Remembrance Event with the Philadelphia Police Department today drew politicians, as well as officers who either assisted in New York after the disaster, or served in the armed forces since the attack. 
Philadelphia police officer John Tagert said it’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since he helped collect evidence and bodies at Ground Zero.”It was an honor to be up there working with the New York guys,” said Tagert.  “We’re Crime Scene dudes that’s what we want to do.  I mean that was the World Series of all crime scenes.”The ceremony also honored police officers who have served overseas since 9/11.Yulonda Irons, is a fingerprint technician.”I was in Iraq from 2009-2010,” said Irons.  “I’m a system communication specialist.  I work on radios, satellites, and other communications stuff.  It is stressful especially since I’m a single mother of four children.  You deal with it my mother, who’s my support system, she helped me out a lot.”Air Force veteran Richard Dockens brought his five year old nephew.”I imagine that some of the things that he’ll see on TV the next few days, he’ll be exposed to some of the things, and I’d like to be able to explain it to him further,” said Dockens.The Philadelphia police and politicians also honored the memory of an officer who was killed in Iraq in 2005.

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