In the United States last year, 126 law enforcement personnel and 82 firefighters (39 of those volunteers) died in the line of duty. Each one knew that the possibility of death was part of the job description and each made the conscious choice to pursue their calling. They don't do it for the money - they do it because they love serving the public. That's you and me.
Take a minute or two today to remember these hometown heroes and say"thank you" the next time you meet one.