Law Enforcement Week

Blue ribbons scattered around Houston County are representing law enforcement memorial week.

The ribbons are being worn, honoring officers past and present, and commemorating the lives of those were killed in the line of duty.

In Monday's Houston County Commission meeting, the sheriff's office paid respects to the family of their only deputy who was killed in action.

Law enforcement memorial week lasts through Friday, May 19th.

Lieutenant Fred McLain's badge number has since been retired and his family was honored in Monday's meeting.

"These men and women in law enforcement work long hours, they work shifts, rotating shifts, they work under very dangerous and stressful conditions and we would also like to recognize their families as being contributors to law enforcement here in Houston County and throughout the country," said Sheriff Andy Hughes.

Governor Bob Riley has ordered flags on all state buildings to be flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of peace officers memorial day.

President George W. Bush issued a proclamation declaring May 15 as peace officers memorial day across the nation.

Flags on federal buildings will also be lowered to half-staff in honor of law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

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