GJFD remembers 9/11, honors its own

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The Grand Junction Fire Department took a moment Monday night to honor the lives lost 16 years ago.

A ceremony was held in front of the 9/11 memorial in town.

The department does this every year to remember the unity of all firefighters across the country surrounding the terrorist attack on the twin towers.

In addition to that, they also recognized three members of the GJFD for going above and beyond the call of duty.

"9/11 is all about remembering the sacrifices of those who gave their life and their courage, and to be honored on such a day is a huge honor," said Patrick Dibsie, a captain with the department. He earned the Grand Junction life safer award.

Patrick Dibsie was awarded the ribbon for performing CPR while off duty on a man having a heart attack.

Sean Hazelhurst and David Fisher were awarded the ribbon for saving the life of a four minute old newborn.

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