Six former Broward law enforcement officers and six fire rescue personnel were honored Thursday in a memorial service held by the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
Members of the color guard carried a wreath in the memory of the 12 officers and firefighters, some who died in the line of duty, others by illness.
"We want to make sure we never forget those that perished and gave the ultimate sacrifice," said Sheriff Scott Israel.
Patty Hubrig attended the service in memory of her brother, Deputy John “Jack” Greeney III. He died on February 17, 1990 after responding to an armed robbery at Church’s Fried Chicken on West Broward Boulevard.
Greeney was shot and killed during a gun fight with two suspects. The shooters were caught, tried and convicted.
“In my heart I thought I could save him,” said Hubrig, who now has the support of other Broward Deputies. “It was only Jackie and I so now I have a much bigger family, and that's what it means to me. These guys have stuck by us all these years, and I will stick by any of them all the rest of the years that I have.”
Others honored included Dania Town Marshal John Clifton,Officer James T. Thomas, Deputy Worth “Joe” Edwards, Paramedic Gary Liszewski, Driver Engineer Timothy J. Schaefer , Lieutenant Major Hallmon Jr., Deputy Philip Guy Billings, Paramedic Sherman Newberry, Lieutenant Rick Scorgie, Deputy Ryan Seguin and Lieutenant Mark Freeman.
Israel gave words in remembrance of the former Broward law enforcement officers and fire rescue personnel.
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