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President Biden met with Warren County first responders in Rolling Fork



Jeff Riggs: Photo submitted
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President Joe Biden met with first responders in Rolling Fork, Mississippi on Friday during his initial visit to the Magnolia State.

Among those who met President Biden was Jeff Riggs, who is the spokesman for the Warren County Fire Service.

“I spoke with Mr.President about the response efforts that Vicksburg/Warren County Emergency Management, Fire, and EMS provided including search and rescue, incident command, and medical assistance,” Riggs said.

Riggs was able to speak with the President for a couple of minutes. He described Biden as a “pleasurable guy.” During that conversation, Riggs told Biden he served with his late son, Beau, in Hurricane Katrina. This prompted the President to shout out to the crowd “he served with my son.”

Riggs spent 42 years in the Mississippi National Guard and retired as a command sergeant major.


President’s Challenge Coin

Riggs presented the President a special Warren County First Responders patch to both Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. The president told Riggs the patch will be displayed in the White House.

Biden was touched by first responders who worked tirelessly to keep everyone safe during the tornado, including those from Warren County. He also ensured the families that the federal government will be there to help.

“I just want you to know as you fight through this. You’re not alone. The American people will be with you. They’ll help you through it. And so will I,” Biden said.




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