A handful of first responders, who often drop what they’re doing
to help people in crisis, were honored on Jan. 11 during a dinner at the
Ionic Masonic Lodge #38 in Hamilton.
The honorees were identified by their supervisors or nominating official
as those who truly represent the best in first responders. Dutch Brewer,
the lodge’s worshipful master who presented the awards, reminded
the crowd that the individuals and their families sacrifice their time
and efforts to keep the public safe, and the first responders often put
their own lives in jeopardy to do so.