Chaplain delivers patch to New York |

Chaplain delivers patch to New York

William Ferchland, Tahoe Daily Tribune

After Sept. 11, Police Memorial Week takes on a new meaning.

South Lake Tahoe Police Chaplain Jerry Foster spoke of his trip to New York City before annual awards were handed out by Police Chief Brad Bennett.

Foster traveled to New York as a representative for South Lake Tahoe law enforcement. He was one of the few outsiders during a memorial service at Carnegie Hall for fallen New York City police officers including those killed in the line of duty.

“It was one of the most emotional ceremonies I’ve ever been to,” Foster said. “There was not one person who wasn’t in tears.”

The World Trade Center attacks killed 28 New York City police officers. Their lives were celebrated along with eight officers who died in pursuits, robberies and other situations.

Foster provided a South Lake Tahoe Police Department patch to a New York City police memorial.

“They were really touched with us coming out,” Foster said.

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