March 14, 2011

Montgomery County first responders honored for bravery

Sixty Montgomery County public safety employees were honored Friday during the 37th Annual Public Safety Awards in Rockville. Thirty-seven of those to receive awards were first responders to a Sept. 1 hostage standoff at Discovery Communications in downtown Silver Spring.

About 1,200 members of the business community, politicians and public safety employees attended the event hosted by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce at the county's North Bethesda conference center.

One of them, Tom Fisher, was a security guard in the Discovery headquarters building when a man strapped with explosives and waving a starter pistol took three employees hostage. SOURCE: Gazette

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