On Memorial Day and always, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives to protect our country. We thank you for your service. AOCDS will be closed today in honor of those heroes. We will reopen tomorrow at 8 a.m.
Donations made to our memorial fund helped a deputy retrofit his home to allow him to care for his 17-year-old son who was badly injured in a car accident, assisted the family of another young deputy battling cystic fibrosis, a disease that would eventually take his life, and provided food and lodging for family members keeping vigil by the hospital bed of a Medal of Courage recipient who collapsed during SWAT tryouts.