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Honoring fallen officers


July 26, 2016

BROOKLYN BONDESEN and Sam Barringer hold candles during the vigil.

Mitzi Ostermiller reverently read Friday evening a tribute for the police officers who died in a shooting in Dallas, Texas.

She closed her eyes in a brief moment of silence before turning away, her eyes welling with tears.

“What I think is cool,” Ostermiller said, “they would take a bullet for us. I don’t know if they know if the opportunity arose, (whether) I’d take a bullet for them.”

She was among dozens who gathered at the Sweet Home Police Department for a candlelight vigil held to honor the memory of nine police officers who have died in four shooting incidents in 2016...

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