Dr. Jean Kanokogi, a federal agent who responded to Ground Zero the day of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, will serve as guest speaker for Hunterdon County’s 20th anniversary September 11th Remembrance Ceremony, at the Historic Courthouse in Flemington, N.J.
Dr. Kanokogi, the director of mental health and peer support services for the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, is a Hunterdon County resident, an author, and a judo expert; she will speak about her experiences at Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2001.
Hunterdon County’s ceremony will remember those who perished from the terrorist attacks, particularly the 16 Hunterdon County residents lost that day, and will honor the county first responders who responded to the scene of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Dr. Kanokogi has served in law enforcement for 23 years and has been a lead investigator on several high-profile cases, including the 9/11 attacks.
“We are honored to have Dr. Kanokogi accept our invitation to speak about her experiences at the site of the 9/11 attacks and help us honor the lives we lost that tragic day, as we also recognize the Hunterdon County first responders who bravely answered the call on a terrible day in our American history,” Hunterdon County Sheriff Fred W. Brown said.
“Lives were lost at the World Trade Center attack in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on United Flight 93.”
Brown said the loss of 16 Hunterdon County residents in the attacks makes this very personal for Hunterdon County.