The events on September 11th influenced some Americans to become more patriotic. For a local police chief, it influenced him to return to duty.
Dougherty County Police Chief Don Cheek says he left law enforcement years ago to become a professor at Darton College. He was in his study when he saw the September 11th terrorist attacks, and that TMs when he heard his calling to return.
"I felt almost like a fish out of water. With everything that was going on post-9/11, I wanted to get back in it," says Cheek.
When he first saw the news that day, Chief Cheek says the tragic events didn TMt even register with him.