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.