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Public Safety Heroes tribute in Osage Beach

psh-1A few tears were shed, a few smiles were shared, and many hugs were exchanged, at the Missouri Public Safety Weekend Heroes Tribute Gala held Saturday night, October 22. Nearly 100 public safety individuals, family members and survivors, all gathered at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Osage Beach to honor Missouri public safety individuals who gave their lives in the line of duty.

A prayer started off the evening and the posting of colors was done by the Missouri EMS Funeral Response Team Color Guard. The national anthem was performed by professional trumpet player Stephen Wright of Chicago, IL. A roll call of heroes, honoring 14 public safety individuals, that gave their lives in the line of duty in 2015 and 2016 were read. As each name was read, a candle was lit in their honor by members of the fire, law and EMS funeral response teams.  At the end of the roll call, three additional candles were lit; one for EMS, one for fire, and one for law enforcement, to honor all public safety individuals in Missouri that have given the ultimate sacrifice. Continue Reading →

Gala For Missouri Public Safety Professionals

Every day in Missouri, as across the United States, public safety individuals put their lives on the line to serve and protect. A special night is being planned to honor those individuals and to those that gave the ultimate sacrifice.

The event, at the Lodge of Four Season in Osage Beach, MO, is being held the weekend of October 21-23, 2016. That weekend will bring fire, law, and EMS responders together for one very special weekend and one very special night. The Missouri Public Safety Weekend Heroes Tribute Gala, being put together by the Missouri EMS Funeral Response Team, will celebrate and honor the lives and service of our Missouri public safety police, fire, and EMS heroes who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

The weekend will start on Friday at 10:00 a.m. with free training for administrators, supervisors, chiefs, and any public safety individual that might be involved in dealing with a line of duty death in their organization. It will cover what to do in the first few hours of a LODD (line of duty death), plus other information to assist their organization in dealing with a LODD. This training is free to anyone that wishes to attend, but pre-registration is requested by clicking on Friday training on the public safety weekend’s website: mopublicsafetyweekend.org. Continue Reading →