It is amazing to think that it has been twenty-one years since the events of September 11th unfolded. All of us recall that day- and the days to follow- in different ways. I was a newly-minted police cadet and also in my first few weeks as a student at the University of Delaware. That morning, I had two classes that went mostly uninterrupted.
After leaving campus, I went to the police station to get ready for my shift. When I arrived, I found my colleagues, still in shock, watching the news together in silence. That day, our radio and dispatch center remained mostly quiet as the entire country was doing the same thing we were- watching the aftermath with family and friends. As we now know, the world forever changed that day. The days and weeks to follow were uncertain and uncomfortable. For several weeks after 9/11, we were called to respond to many homes and businesses too afraid to open their own mail as they feared there were poisonous chemicals in their letters and packages. There was a special period of time, after the tragedies of 9/11…[Click here to keep reading.]