By Renee O’Quinn
Members of the Baxley Police Department, Appling County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement officers, city and county officials and citizens gathered for the annual Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 22 outside on the front lawn of the Baxley Police Office and Appling County Sheriff’s Office building to pay tribute to the fallen officers in Georgia. Mayor Steve Rigdon opened the ceremonies with a welcome to all in attendance. Mayor Rigdon then read a poem. Appling County Commissioner Chairman Lewis Parker also gave a welcome and made comments. Both Rigdon and Parker gave their thoughts on the importance of remembering officers who have lost their lives while working to uphold the law.
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