Gov. Mitch Daniels joined with officials to publicly grieve at a memorial service today on the site of the tragic Indiana State Fair stage collapse that killed five on Saturday. They also praised the reactions of hundreds of ordinary citizens and off-duty rescue workers who rushed to help the victims.
“We come today with hearts that are broken, but hearts that are full,” Daniels told the few hundred people gathered, his voice cracking.
“My heart is full for those who acted in courageous ways. … There was a hero every 10 feet on Saturday night. I cannot tell you how proud I am to be the employee of six-and-a-half million people like that.”
State Police Sgt. Dave Bursten said, “You had law enforcement, you had citizens, you had people jumping in to lift pieces of equipment off the injured.”
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