From the Chief:
I'm honored to have served and continue to serve my country as a member of the Alabama Army National Guard. I deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005.
I'm also proud to work for a Town employs officers who continue to give themselves to the service of others.
Sergeant Bishop has served a total of 8 years in the armed services. Splitting his time between the Alabama Army National Guard and the Army Reserves. Sgt. Bishop served our country overseas at Guantanamo Bay.
Officer Ezell is just returning from a recent deployment to Iraq and our citizens will see him again soon patrolling our streets. Officer Ezell is a member of the Mississippi Air National Guard, where he has served for the past 8 years. On his most recent deployment, Officer Ezell was awarded the Air Force Achievement with Combat Medal and the Army Achievement Medal.
I would like to personally thank each of our officers for there service.
The Town of River Falls does not have a shortage of Veterans. Several of our citizens have answered the call to give of themselves in service to our country, and the River Falls Police Department would like to thank you! If you see a Veteran today, Thank a veteran today.
Some of our Veterans with ties to River Falls are:
James "Bo Diddley" Welcher
Billy Ray Jackson
Clifford “Tay” Ball
I'm sure I may have missed some, so if you know of a local veteran I missed, please add their names to the comments.
Again thank you to all those who have served!