Since the annual National Police Week Memorial Ceremony was canceled this year, a small group of young men decided to do something private and special. On May 15 and without any fanfare, Miles Foster, Clayton Bollinger, Gareth Perez, Abram Fortson, Will Wilford, Corbin Watson and Curtis Watson decided to conduct their own wreath-laying ceremony at the Clarksville Police Department's Protector Memorial. The young men are members of the Trail Life USA Troop 0101, which is sponsored by Grace Lutheran Church in Clarksville. Under the direction of troop leader Gabriel Perez, the ceremony was meticulously performed. The wreath honored officers who made the ultimate sacrifice from the Clarksville Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. Clarksville police Chief Al Ansley met the young men, thanked them and gave them all departmental challenge coins. PHOTO COURTESY OF CPD

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