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Blair Remembers Fallen Officers

"Always hug your family before you leave for your shift." That was advice given by Tim Rutledge, guest speaker at the 28th annual Blair County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service in front of the county courthouse, to law enforcement officers in attendance.

Officer Rutledge, who served 30 years in law enforcement, including with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and founder of Law Enforcement Alliance for Peer Support (LEAPS), recognized all law enforcement spouses in attendance, acknowledging that being married to a police officer is difficult. He talked about courage and uncommon...


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