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Local officer to represent state in national Sept. 11 5K

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Posted at 9:24 PM, Sep 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-09 21:24:50-04

LANSING, Mich. (WSYM) - The Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund hosted its 7th annual “Run to Remember 5K Run/Walk” in Lansing's Old Town neighborhood Saturday.

The event included a brief remembrance ceremony with a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. marking the moment when the first plane struck the twin towers in New York City.

Lansing Township Police Officer Brett Ramsden was selected based on his daily service to represent the state of Michigan in the National Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk on September 24.

Ramsden has been with the Lansing Township Police Department for 10 years a medical examiner investigator for 6 years. Ramsden also serves as a Firefighter at the Mason Fire Department and as a background investigator at Ingham County 9-1-1.

"The streets are lined with current firefighters holding banners of firefighters that died on Sept. 11,” said Ramsden. “You know I’m an emotional person as it is so I’m sure it will be quite emotional."

Proceeds from Saturday’s event will be used to support the Michigan Remembers 9-11 Funds programming.