Senator Carroll pays heartfelt tribute to Aurora theater shooting first responders
Representative Su Ryden speaks as Senator Carroll, Representative Todd and Representative Fields join her in honoring the first responders tonight.
AURORA—Tonight, Senator Morgan Carroll (D-Aurora), honored the first responders to the Aurora theater shooting for their life-saving efforts on the evening of July 20, 2012. Senator Carroll delivered a heartfelt message about the heroic work of the first responders and thanked them for their courageous response. Officers from the Aurora Police Department District Two, fire fighters from Aurora Fire Station Eight, and EMTs with the Metro/Rural Ambulances were there to receive the tribute. Representatives Su Ryden (D-Aurora), Rhonda Fields (D-Aurora), and Nancy Todd (D-Aurora) also recognized the efforts of the first responders.
Following the tribute, the community had the opportunity to meet with other organizations that work to keep Aurora safe every day. The coalition of organizations provided information about the various services they perform, and ways citizens can keep themselves and their families safer.
Senator Carroll offered the following comment about the event:
“Too often, first responders’ efforts go unrecognized, but they continue to selflessly fight to keep the Aurora community safe. Tonight, it was my honor to praise them for their hard work — especially in light of a terrible tragedy that affected so many Coloradans.”
It was also incredible to see the Aurora community connecting with organizations like the Area Agency on Aging and Aurora Public Schools to learn about the services they provide to help keep them and their loved ones safe.”
Ten organizations participated in the event, including:
· The Aurora Fire Department
· The Aurora Police Department
· The Rural/Metro Ambulance
· Aurora Police School Resource Officers
· Aurora Public Schools
· The Denver Regional Council of Governments and the Area Agency on Aging
· Children’s Hospital Colorado
· Safe Kids Metro Denver
· The Aurora Mental Health Center
· Philips 66 Pipeline safety
Last year, Forbes magazine ranked Aurora the 9th safest city in the United States, and Senator Carroll wants to continue to keep it a safe place to live and raise a family.