The community lined the streets in the afternoon on Friday, April 30, to honor two fallen law enforcement officers, whose bodies were escorted back to Boone.
Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Chris Ward, 36, and Dep. Logan Fox, 25, died Wednesday, April 28, during a stand-off that began with a welfare check and lasted for nearly 13 hours.
The procession left from Winston-Salem and carried the bodies to Austin and Barnes Funeral Home in Boone. The procession featured vehicles from multiple law enforcement agencies and, according to Boone Police Chief Andy Le Beau, was four miles long while on U.S. 421.