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Honoring Heroes

Cass County Medical Care Facility hosts First Responder Luncheon 2018​

The Cass County Medical Care Facility hosted a first responder luncheon intended to honor local first responders and emergency workers. Representatives from agencies across the county were in attendance at the event, including: the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Central Cass Fire Department, Pokagon Tribal Police, Penn Township Fire Department, the Pokagon Fire Department and more. 

“This is the county’s way- and all of our patient’s way- of saying thank you to folks who take care of us and don’t get the recognition.” Lutes said he felt it was appropriate for the facility to host the first responder’s luncheon to thank other Cass County entities for keeping the county safe.

Alan Miltenberger, a firefighter with the Pokagon Fire Department for the last 10 years, said he thought the event was a great thing for the county. “This is really nice,” he said. “I do what I do because I love it, but this is still really nice to be thought of.”

Chief of the Cass Central Fire Department Jeff Locke said he was similarly grateful for the event, even though he said first responders do not do what they do for the recognition.

“I just feel that everyone should give back to the community and this was my way of giving back to the community,” he said. “But, its great to be noticed and to know that what we do is appreciated by people. It’s awful nice of (Cass County Medical Care Facility) to do this.”