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HCSO deputies wearing mourning badges to honor fallen officers for National Police Week

Deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) will be wearing mourning bands across their badges this week in remembrance of fallen peace officers during National Police Week.

On Tuesday, May 15, law enforcement across the nation will observe Peace Officers Memorial Day. The HCSO released a statement Tuesday morning saying the day is "a time to remember and honor our fallen brothers and sisters of the Thin Blue Line." It went on to say, "this day of remembrance falls during a time where we honor all law enforcement, as May 13-19, 2018 marks National Police Week."

The sheriff's office also shared a picture of previous Humboldt County Sheriff Gene Cox, who was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 29, 1982.


"The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community for its continued support for Law Enforcement Professionals that keep this county safe," the HCSO said. "Please join with us in honoring the fallen, those who took an oath to serve and protect, and were taken too soon."

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