Updated: 10/29/2013 1:23 PM
Created: 10/29/2013 3:27 AM WHEC.com
The Greater Rochester Chapter of the American Red Cross was proud to honor some of the best and brightest that our community has to offer.
This is the first-ever Hometown Heroes Breakfast held at the RIT Inn and Conference Center Tuesday morning. The event was designed to recognize the regular, everyday citizens who take action and even risk their lives in times of crisis to help their family, friends or even complete strangers.
Adam Alliet, Rochester Police Department, said, "We put the uniform on every day, we go out there and do this job and we're kind of expected to take that call of service, but all the other people that just you know are in the right place, they're the heroes, not us."
Each honoree had their story told when they were recognized for their achievement.