Patriot Day Ceremony Held In Manchester

Veteran Lamar Wilkie hands Dale Brandon his award... Photo by Samantha Watters

Veteran Lamar Wilkie hands Dale Brandon his award… Photo by Samantha Watters

A packed house attended last week’s Patriot Day Ceremony held in Manchester’s City Hall due to the threat of rain. The event was held to not only remember those fallen on September 11th of 2001, but also to recognize the brave men and women who are devoted to protecting Coffee County each and every day. 12 first responders were chosen to receive a Patriot Day Award during the ceremony to honor them for their dedication and service. Local veteran groups put on the event each year.
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Patriot Day Award Recipients/Department:
1.Richard “Richie” Carter-Hillsboro Fire Department

2.Jamie Harmon-Summitville Fire Department

3.Jeff McCullough-Coffee County Sheriff’s Department

4.Dillon Harris-New Union Fire Department

5/Mitchell West-Manchester Police Department

6.Dale Brandon-Manchester Fire Department

7.Randy Euler-Tennessee Highway Patrol

8.Sylvester Norman-Rescue Squad

9.Sgt. George Marsh-Tullahoma Police Department

10.Franklin “Paul” McCown-Hickerson Station

11.Shauna Carroll-911 Dispatch
12.Rodney Bell-Tullahoma Fire Department