Brad Erisman
Sgt. Brad Erisman of the Washington Police Department salutes during a tribute ceremony to The BackStoppers on the closing night of the Washington Town and Country Fair, Sunday, Aug. 8.

Sgt. Brad Erisman of the Washington Police Department raises his hand in salute to the fallen first responders who have died in the line of duty.

During a tribute ceremony to The BackStoppers on the closing night of the Washington Town and Country Fair, a group of 49 local first responders each placed a flower on a cross in memory of 49 first responders who have lost their lives on duty and whose families are currently being assisted by BackStoppers.