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Polk deputies release white doves in memory of 9/11 first responders

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POLK COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

Polk County Sheriff's deputies released white doves in front of the Sheriff's Operations Center Wednesday to commemorate the 12th anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks.

To honor the first responders who died trying to rescue people during and after the attacks, deputies released 50 white doves.

Frank Fanni with "A Touch Above" provided the birds for the ceremony. He specializes at dove releases at weddings, funerals and other ceremonies. He has helped grieving PCSO families at funerals for the agency members, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.

"We are honored that Frank chose to commemorate the fallen heroes of 9/11 at our Operations Center on this day," Sheriff Judd mentioned.

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