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Fallbrook resident Bedoya honored for 9/11 relief duty


Last updated 10/4/2017 at Noon

Jerry Bedoya with Christina Heredia of California State Senator Joel Anderson's office. Bedoya was presented with a Senate Certificate of Recognition for his service in New York following the 9/11 attacks.

Christina Heredia

Special to the Village News

On Sept. 11, 2001, two commercial airplanes were hijacked by terrorists who crashed the planes into the Twin Towers in New York City. Across the country a firefighter named Jerry Bedoya, who now lives in Fallbrook, along with others from the Los Angeles City Fire Department made the personal decision to assist the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY)’s Search and Rescue team.

In an interview, Bedoya explained, “We went because it was an event of a lifetime, and it was our way of putting a stamp on our public service.”...

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