Whether it's local, county or state police, these men and women have chosen a career path that necessarily puts them in harms way every day. If we sometimes seem to take it for granted, know that you are appreciated and revered by us and others in our community. Thank you.
If you'd like to nominate one of these servants for recognition, Hometown Heroes is just the way to do it.
"It (rushing air) sounded like a jet engine," according to Augusta Fire Department Battalion Chief Daniel Guimond. According to the pipeline's owner, Summit Natural Gas, there was clearly a leak in the pipes that was discovered as a result of pressure tests the company was running. No gas was in the lines.