Law Enforcement Support/Memorial Day
Drove to Lane Southern Orchards today for the Law Enforcement Support/Memorial Day on the near one year anniversary of the death of two Peach County Sheriff Deputies that were taken away from us before their time.
Before going in, a fire truck off it's wheels was hanging the American flag to attract more people to show up.
My first stop was the North Carolina Troopers Association Caisson Unit, they are the ones that used the horse drawn carriage to escort the fallen officer on horseback with the carriage in tow, it takes about four horses to carry the carriage with the fallen officer on the back, when a casket is loaded, the wagon weigh is approx. 1500 pounds.
The NC State Highway Patrol Caisson Unit served with North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia during the time of a loss of a fallen emergency personnel, North Carolina Governors, and other Incumbent Members of North Carolina.
A cool fact about their horses that two of their horses, Danny and Grant, pulled U.S. President Ronald Reagan's casket during Regan's Funeral Procession.
Next was Georgia State Patrol, you know, the blue and gray cop cars on I-75. I've never seen their helicopter, but it is cool seeing it in person (excuse the mess, but from what the pilot told me, it need needed a cleaning)
I always adore the Georgia State Patrol scheme (gray and blue with traffic cone orange lettering), they're also one of the states to have badge number plates on front and back.
Next was Peach County Sheriff, 3 of the cars showed up along with the award winning Patrick Sondron tribute car that was also featured.
The last time I saw this car, it didn't have the blue running lights on the sides, LED police lights in the back, front, inside the air intake, inside the radiator grille,and inside the windshield above the dashboard. I even noticed the brake calipers and the tire stem covers are also painted blue as well (yes, there is paint for brake calipers), which adds a real nice touch to it, it was hard to tell the LED police lights are on because of the sun, which has been out all day. They told me they're not done and it's still a work in progress.