Congratulations to all of the award recipients at last month’s City Awards Banquet, which saw eight people get various honors from the Civic Commission and four others get inducted into the Trenton Sports Hall of Fame.
We have extensive articles on the awards (1-A) and the inductions (17-B) in this issue, so I don’t really need to go into detail here.
But, while listening to the presentations to Police Officer of the Year Jeff Neese and Firefighter of the Year Jake Hermanson, I couldn’t help but think of all the times recently when I’ve heard people mention what great Police and Fire departments we have here in town, along with various stories of how one of our police officers went above and beyond to assist a resident, or how the actions of one of our firefighter-EMT’s saved someone’s life, or the life of their close friend or relative.
In most cases those personal accounts are parts of casual conversations and don’t often end up on paper, much less in the newspaper.
Then, the Monday morning after the award dinner, the following note was dropped off at our office: [Read more…]