(September 11, 2016)-  "I believe what shocked us the most that morning was not the unthinkably diabolical method used to attack us, or the scope and magnitude of the attacks.  What was most shocking was that our very way of life was attacked, right here on our own soil.  We asked ourselves, "How could something like this have happened?"  All of us- sons and daughters, husbands and wives, co-workers and friends- were doing nothing out of the ordinary that typical Tuesday morning.  However, to this day I can remember exactly what I was doing and where I was when I heard the tragic news of the attack.  I was working in my patrol car at the intersection of Veterans and Country Club Blvd heading back to headquarters.

Today, on the fifteenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, we remember what was the worst attack on US soil.  We mourn the lives that were lost in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.  We honor the sacrifices made by the first responders who charged into the carnage trying desperately to save anyone they could, and who spent days desperately searching for survivors. Perhaps most importantly, on this day we re-dedicate ourselves to our fellow man; re-committing to protecting our friends and family, neighbors and strangers, and our way of life; living free in our great republic,"  Chief Dave Newlan, Cape Coral Police Department.

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