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By RICK BOSTON
Staff Writer 

Golf Outing Raises Funds For Fallen Law Enforcement Memorial

 

Rick Boston

The Blair County Law Enforcement Officer's Foundation held its 16th annual golf outing at Kings Valley Golf Course in Imler. Outback Steakhouse has been a sponsor for all 16 years of the tournament. Foundation Chairman James Ott (far left) is joined by volunteers Al Salyer, Laura Murtaugh, Addison Inmon, Christie Inmon, Michael Clapper and Jordan Hargreaves.

According to statistics released last month by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), there were 106 line-of-duty law enforcement deaths in the United States and its Puerto Rican territory in 2018.

Of those 106, 55 officers died as a result of a felonious act while 51 died in accidents. But no matter the manner of death, each officer gave their lives while protecting ours.

The death of a public servant is a loss we all feel. Every day when they put on the uniform their lives are at risk, yet day after day they do it. It is, as Blair County Sheriff James Ott said, "a calling."

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