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Camden County College 9/11 Remembrance Event Set for Sept. 19


The Camden County College Police Academy will commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States when a South Tower survivor, three first-responders involved in post-attack operations and a retired police officer dedicated to preserving 9/11 artifacts address the current recruit class and Academy personnel.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 19. It will take place at the Camden County College Regional Emergency Training Center, which is located at 420 Woodbury-Turnersville Road in Blackwood, Gloucester Township.

Speaking will be:

-- David Piereth of Medford Lakes, a civilian who was fleeing the 74th floor of the South Tower as the second airliner struck it.

-- Officer Jason Deroian and Officer William Webb of the Medford Township Police Department, who assisted the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department on site.

-- Cherry Hill Fire Department Assistant Chief Montrell Haldeman, who served as a member of New Jersey Task Force One Urban Search and Rescue.

-- Retired Brooklawn policeman Steve Saymon, who has been instrumental in the placement of World Trade Center artifacts for memorial sites in South Jersey.


In addition, poet and Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College executive director Sandra Turner-Barnes will read one of her poems for the occasion.


For additional information or to cover, contact Camden County College media relations manager Susan Coulby at (609) 605-0874 or Please note that this event is taking place a week and a day after the official anniversary.

Published: September 06, 2013