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City Council observes San Diego 9/11 Police Remembrance Day

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The City Council Tuesday honored San Diego's police officers and other emergency workers by declaring it "San Diego 9/11 Police Remembrance Day."

The honor came two days after the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

A fund set up by the San Diego Police Officers Association to assist the families of law enforcement and fire personnel who lost their lives that day has received about $1.3 million in donations, according to the council's proclamation.

The New York police officers and firefighters who ran into the North Tower of the World Trade Center were fearless, San Diego police Chief William Lansdowne said.

"You saw courageous men and women run up the stairs because they had people to save," Lansdowne said.

Police don't ask much of the public, but they do like to hear people say "thank you," the chief said.

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