Oakland County 9/11 Memorial - Pontiac, MI
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N 42° 39.609 W 083° 20.024
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Quick Description: Memorial to 9/11 located at the Oakland County Sheriff's Office at 1200 Telegraph Road, Pontiac MI 48341.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 1/16/2022 7:00:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM15K81
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
Memorial consists of an informational marker describing the events of 9/11/2001 and the local police response to assist the NYPD in responding to the terrorist attacks. There are 3 kiosks, each describing the events that occurred at the locations where the planes crashed, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Date of Dedication: 9/11/2015

Name of organization that built the memorial: Citizens of Oakland County, Michigan

Private or Public Monument?: Other

Text on the memorial:
On Tuesday morning, September 1 1, 2001 , as the nation watched the horror of three terrorist attacks upon our country, a sense of disbelief, vulnerability, and anger enveloped the American people. At the same time, an overwhelming desire to respond and assist those in need overtook the first responder community. Within hours, Oakland County Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard and Royal Oak Police Chief Theodore H. Quisenberry, made contact with the New York officials and developed a plan to send representatives from Oakland County Law Enforcement Agencies to The World Trade Center site to provide emergency supplies and trained personnel for on-site response and recovery assistance. Before nightfall, a team of 25 deputy sheriffs and police officers from four agencies, along with a semi-truck of much needed supplies, were on their way to New York. By midday, on September 12, 2001, the emergency supplies arrived in Manhattan and were distributed while the Oakland County Law Enforcement contingency prepared for assignment by the NYPD and the FBI for a mission at Ground Zero. Alongside other responders, their assignments included searching for victims, managing evidence, and providing site security. The next day, five additional deputies arrived joining the response effort. For one week, these selfless and dedicated deputies and police officers worked long hours under extremely challenging and emotional conditions performing tasks very few law enforcement officers will ever experience in their careers. They responded to a call without knowing the risk, what they would encounter, how long the mission would be, or if and how their own needs would be met.

This memorial to September 11, 2001, also pays tribute and recognition to the following Oakland County Law Enforcement Officers who answered the call.

Oakland County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard Undersheriff Thomas E. Quisenberry Captain Damon Shields Lieutenant Timmy Atkins Deputy John Kress Deputy William Storm Deputy Carlos Henao Deputy Roger St. Jean Deputy Stuart Rich (pilot) Lieutenant Douglas Molinar Deputy Rob Charlton Deputy Randy Huston Deputy Thomas Poulin Deputy Arthur Schrah Deputy Richard Cook (pilot)

Auburn Hills Police Department Lieutenant Thomas Hardesty Sergeant Michae! O'Hala Detective Michael Thomas Officer Richard Leonard Officer James Stoinski

Lake Angelus Police Department Chief Dan Black Officer Jeffrey Kirby Officer James Walker Officer Robert Wertz Officer Rodney Brown Officer David Castle

Royal Oak Police Department Sergeant Dana Welch Officer Robert Reilly Officer Andrew Izydorek Officer Perry Edgell

Physical address of memorial:
1200 Telegraph Road
Pontiac, MI USA

Website for more information: [Web Link]

Additional coordinates: Not Listed

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