Today at Police Headquarters, three Franklin Police Officers with prior military service raised a Blue Star Flag to honor a fellow officer currently serving in the Middle East. This Blue Star Flag (also called the Service Flag) is to honor the work of Franklin Police Officer Leigh Ann Hester, currently serving with the United States Army. Hester is a distinguished Silver Star recipient; she is the first woman soldier since World War II to receive the Silver Star.
“More than 30% of our staff is made up of U.S. Military Veterans,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “I am proud of the fact that they serve our Country, and protect our community.”
The Blue Star Flag honors active duty military members serving during a period of war or hostilities.