Local first responders never forget 9/11

Local first responders remember where they were and what they were doing that day on September 11, 2001. It will never be erased from their minds.

BEAUMONT - Beaumont Fire Rescue Captain, Brad Penisson describes the moment he knew our country was under attack. "When the second plane hit the second tower...then we realized it was a deliberate act and our country was under attack." Said Penisson. 

For Captain Jamey Wilkins, he was enjoying his day off on that day of September 11th until someone rushed to him with the horrific news.

"I remember being on my lawn mower and a friend of mine came outside and said literally we are under attack!" Wilkins said.

Beaumont Police Officer Danie Davis was sitting in class at Marshall Middle School and noticed his teachers went into panic mode from one moment to another. Davis has been a police officer for five years and says he can only imagine what those first responders on that day had in mind.

"Now that I'm a first responder, I can only imagine what those firefighters and police were thinking about as they were traveling to this incident." Davis told 12News.

A memorial for those fallen first responders from 9/11 stands at C.A. "Pete" Shelton Plaza in Downtown Beaumont.


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