Officers Honor Fallen Comrades

Williamson County police officers and community members gathered from all around the county on Monday evening to honor their fellow officers that were killed in the line of duty.

A special ceremony was held at the Franklin Theater with a speech by Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, and families of fallen officers placed a rose in remembrance in a rose ceremony.

The greater Williamson County area has had six officers killed in the line of duty since 1919.

A procession down Main St. to Franklin’s square followed the ceremony at the Franklin Theater to the tune of Taps. A 21-gun salute was given, a prayer was offered and officers names were read to the crowd while the American flag waved solemnly over the square.

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