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Police, fire­fighters run for a cause in downtown San Antonio

Emergency personnel race for chance to go to New York memorial 9/11 run

It's not something you see every day, a firefighter in all of his gear jogging down a downtown San Antonio street.

But not to worry, Camelot Volunteer Firefighter Marcos Munoz wasn't heading to a fire.

Munoz was heading for the finish line of the San Antonio Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5k, and he was the first to make it there.

Sunday's race in Alamo Plaza was the qualifier for the official Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers run in New York City.

Siller was a New York Firefighter. He was off duty on September 11th, but when he heard about the attack on the first tower, he went back to his station, put on all his gear and ran from the Brooklyn Battery tunnel to the second tower. He died that day but his bravery inspires these men and women.

"It's a big honor. Not only to be here but to carry that tradition of all of our firefighters and all of our police officers who were there to protect us that day," Munoz said.

The first firefighter across the finish line was Munoz.

The first police officer was officer was San Antonio policeman John Seaton.

Both will be sent to New York City to compete against other first responders from all over the nation.  

"It's a great privilege to be out there and compete and show off San Antonio. One of the better police departments in the nation," Officer Seaton said.



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