ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) — The 21st anniversary of 9/11 can bring back many emotions like anger, sadness, and grief. However, it is also a day to remember the brave men and women who dropped everything to help those in need.

Our own Elmira Police officers volunteered to assist those in New York City in the following days. One of the officers who volunteered was Al Long. Long had a 15-year career in law enforcement and spent ten of those years with the Elmira Police Department. Now, Long is retired.

18 News caught up with Long over 21 years ago.

Video sent to 18 News from Long’s son, Allen
Long in NYC after 9/11