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Mercer County Officers honored for service

Mercer County officers honored for service

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WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. - Special recognition was paid to law enforcement officers currently serving their communities and those who've made the ultimate sacrifice.

The ceremony is put on each year by the Free and Accepted Masons of Kedron Lodge No. 389 in West Middlesex, Pa.

The members of the lodge invite law enforcement officers from throughout Mercer County.

"It's to bring attention, at our Masonic lodge here people are very thankful for the police department and they want to show their appreciation," said lodge member and retired police Sgt. Ronald Preston.

During the ceremony, lodge members honor all ranks of law enforcement, from those who have retired to those that have been on the job for just a couple of years.

The ceremony ended on a solemn note, as two red roses were placed on on a bible in remembrance of two Pennsylvania officers who lost their lives protecting their community this past year.
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