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16th Annual County-Wide Memorial Service Scheduled to Honor Fallen Public Safety Members

Post Date:09/14/2017 2:32 PM
September 14, 2017
Media Contact:
Meghan Horrigan, City Manager's Office
16th Annual County-Wide Memorial Service Scheduled to Honor Fallen Public Safety Members

REDWOOD CITY, CA- Local public safety agencies throughout San Mateo County will take part in the 16th Annual San Mateo County Public Safety Memorial Service on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. The community is invited to this annual special commemoration to honor fallen public safety professionals, which is scheduled for 10 am in the Cunningham Memorial Chapel at Notre Dame de Namur University, located at 1500 Ralston Avenue in Belmont. The service will be non-denominational and will be followed by an informal reception.


This formal tribute is organized annually by Greg Da Cunha, a Battalion Chief with the Redwood City Fire Department, 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 to recognize those public safety professionals who have passed, and honor those who selflessly serve the public.


Local public safety agencies including police and fire departments, 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 conduct the ceremony. Ceremonial music will be offered by the Stewart Tartan Pipes and Drums of San Francisco.


For more information about this event contact Greg DaCunha with the Redwood City Fire Department at 408-930-1532 or


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About the City of Redwood City
The City of Redwood City is a San Francisco Bay Area community located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the technology-rich region extending from the San Francisco Peninsula to the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Redwood City is the third largest city within the County of San Mateo, with 85,992 residents. The city enjoys an average of 255 sunny days a year, which it boasts via the city slogan: "Climate Best by Government Test". Incorporated in 1867, Redwood City is home to the San Mateo County History Museum (located in the county's old courthouse) and the only active deep water port within the south bay of San Francisco. The city's vibrant downtown, quickly becoming known as the entertainment hub of the San Francisco Peninsula, offers residents, visitors, and businesses a unique retail, entertainment, and restaurant experience.For more information, visit the City of Redwood City's website at, or follow Redwood City on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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