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Peace Offi cer Memorial Day observed

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ATHENS–Officers county wide gathered on the courthouse square, standing at attention as the colors are presented and Kadie Lynn sings the national anthem then at parade rest forming one long, thin blue line of defense. Henderson County Police Association President Sherry Powers described the day she was hired to serve and protect as the day Sheriff ’s Deputies Tony Ogburn and Paul Habelt lost their lives answering a family disturbance call near Payne Springs on Police Memorial Day, 2007. Their deaths seemed to seal her call to toe the line, she said.

 

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