Mariners hold pregame 9/11 tribute

Mariners hold pregame 9/11 tribute

SEATTLE -- The Mariners paid tribute to the five-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a salute to heroes at Safeco Field on Monday.

During a pregame ceremony before Seattle faced Toronto, representatives from 11 Puget Sound area law enforcement agencies stood on the foul lines and were joined by each team.

Participants during the on-field ceremony included representatives from Seattle, Bellevue, Shoreline, Redmond, Bothell and Everett Fire Departments, and Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver Police Departments, King County Sheriff's Department and Washington State Patrol.

The Colors were presented by King County Sheriff's Office, and the American and Canadian national anthems were performed by Susan Ditusa, Renee Witt and Krista Bair of Seattle Police.

Seattle Fire Department bagpipers performed Amazing Grace, which was followed by a moment of silence.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Kelly Kalmbach threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Mariners closer J.J. Putz.

Kalmbach was shot five times in the arms and legs while making a DUI stop in Tacoma last June.

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.