About 230 people turned out to honor Lake County First Responders this past Tuesday. The Breakfast For Heroes was held at the American Legion Hall in Two Harbors and was orchestrated by the Lake County Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by businesses from across Lake County.
First responders from the Two Harbors Police and Fire Departments, the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, Lake County EMS and Search and Rescue personnel, the Brimson and Finland Fire Departments, the State Patrol and other local agencies were on hand to receive the thanks from citizens and several City and County officials.
Speakers included Roger Reinert of the U.S. Navy, Lake County Commissioner Rich Sve, Mayors Wade LeBlanc (Silver Bay) and Lew Conner (Two Harbors) and Rachel Loeffler-Kemp, representing Senator Amy Klobuchar.
The speakers centered on the importance of public service and the essential nature of the mission of those who serve their communities as first responders.
About 15 minutes into the presentations, beepers started going off and various departments, including linemen from the Power Company, exited the room to respond to an emergency. Such are the demands of the work that our first responders do. When the call comes, they drop what they’re doing and rush out to help.
Lake County is fortunate to have so many dedicated folks whose mission is to serve the public, whether it be as law enforcement officers, firefighters, ambulance crew members, utility workers or city and county administrators. Their dedication and efforts help make Lake County a great place to live. Thank you to all the first responders in our communities.