Barbourville Police honor those in blue

July 3, 2016
Photo by Tasha Stewart Officer Owens, Sergeant Brown, Chief Tye and Officer Broughton gather around the flag.

Photo by Tasha Stewart
Officer Owens, Sergeant Brown, Chief Tye and Officer Broughton
gather around the flag.

Following the Dallas, Texas shooting last Thursday which killed five police officers and injured eight more, Governor Matt Bevin released an order for all Kentucky state flags to be flown at half-staff.


In response to the Governor’s order, Mayor David Thompson and Barbourville City police officers met outside of City Hall on Monday, July 11 to honor the police officers who responded valiantly to the shooting.

“We are deeply offended and heartbroken by the cowardly assault on police officers in Dallas. As a society we must strongly condemn acts of violence against innocent lives, especially those who put their lives on the line to protect us,” Governor Bevin said in a press release shortly after the shooting.

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