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Thirteenth Annual County-Wide Memorial Service Scheduled

Post Date:09/04/2014

For Immediate Release

September 4, 2014


Redwood City, CA - Local public safety agencies throughout San Mateo County will be taking part in the Thirteenth Annual San Mateo County Public Safety Memorial Service. The community is invited to this annual special commemoration. The service in honor of fallen public safety professionals will be held on Sunday, September 7th, 2013 at 10 am in the Cunningham Memorial Chapel at Notre Dame de Namur University, 1500 Ralston Avenue in Belmont. The service will be non-denominational. 

This formal tribute is organized annually by Redwood City Fire Department Captain Greg Da Cunha, whose personal interest in the effort stems from the loss of his friend and co-worker, Firefighter Matt Smith, who died in the line of duty in 2001. This memorial tribute is a County-wide way of giving recognition to those public safety professionals who have passed, and honoring those who have selflessly served the public.

Local public safety agencies including police, fire, California Highway Patrol, American Medical Response, the County Sheriff's Office and other agencies from San Mateo County will all have representatives present to read the names of their fallen members and retirees who have passed away. Members of the San Mateo County Chaplaincy will be conducting the ceremony. 

Ceremonial music will be offered by the Stewart Tartan Pipes and Drums of San Francisco. All are invited to join in the commemoration and honoring of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. An informal reception will immediately follow the service.

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Greg Da Cunha, Captain 
Redwood City Fire Department

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