Walton Deputy Sings at D.C. LEO Memorial Event

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Washington, D.C. – A peace officers memorial ceremony was held in Washington D.C. Wednesday and one of the featured singers was from the Panhandle.

Thousands of police officers attended to honor their own. The annual event honors local, state and federal law enforcement officers who have died or who have been disabled in the line of duty. That includes the honored the 228 law enforcement officers who were killed on the job in 2018. President Donald Trump was the keynote speaker.

Lt. Artie Rodriguez is a reserve deputy from the Walton County Sheriffs Office. He was on the program to sing, “If it Wasn’t for the Badge.”

It was the 38th year for the event.

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