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Forsyth County News

The events that took place on June 6 at the Forsyth County Courthouse should give us all reason to reflect upon the many heroes of that day. The events of that day could have turned out so differently had the first responders not been properly trained or executed their job performance to perfection. 

We only have to remember what happened at Fulton County [courthouse shootings] a few years ago when several people lost their lives when one minor mistake in execution created major consequences.

Mr. Marx clearly wanted to hurt as many people as possible. But thanks to Sheriff Piper and his awesome team of professionals, a major terrorist attack was thwarted. 

Of course, kudos go to Deputy Rush, he did exactly what he was supposed to do. He is a hero, as are all of those first reponders. They each risk their own life in protecting the community we live in.  They never know what is going to happen each day when they go to work and the events of June 6 shed light on that. I am very proud of every member of the Forsyth County’s Sheriff Office, as well as our superb fire and E-911 teams. We should never, ever, take either them or what they do for us for granted.

When you see them out and about, please stop and tell them “thank you” for their service.

God bless each and every one of them.


Patricia Brant