Law Enforcement Officers Honored for Serving Community and Country
Service is in their blood and now they are being honored for pulling double duty.
Employees of the Marion County Sheriff's Office were recognized on Tuesday for serving their community as well as their country.
Nearly 140 men and women who work or have worked at the Sheriff's Office and served in the military were honored during a pinning ceremony.
One of those veterans is Duane Denault, who helped organize the ceremony.
He was in the Air Force from 1982 to 1988.
" I think it's important to recognize in this day and age, patriotism. Love your country and celebrate that and that was my main goal for all of this," said Denault.
There are more than 43,000 veterans who live in Marion County alone.
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