Fort Hamilton Hospital is dedicating a 25-foot Public Safety Memorial Flagpole in honor of fallen Hamilton firefighter Patrick Wolterman and all Butler County fire, EMS and law enforcement officers, living and deceased. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, September 7 at 2:00 p.m. near the hospital’s Emergency Department ambulance entrance. Fort Hamilton Hospital is located at 630 Eaton Avenue in Hamilton.
Wolterman died from injuries sustained while fighting a house fire in December 2015. Fort Hamilton staff members were privileged to care for him and decided to honor Wolterman and all first responders who put their lives on the line every day with a Public Safety Memorial Flagpole. Staff raised money for the tribute and several community partners contributed to the memorial’s construction.
The Hamilton Fire Honor Guard, representatives of other Butler County police and fire agencies, and local community leaders will join in the dedication ceremony.