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Flag for the Fallen

Some towns are small enough, quiet enough, that when two departments meet outside of a cafe, the occasion gets attention.

Shades are opened, the cafe staff drop their towels and even the banker takes notice. That is when the real story is told.

The officers aren't in town after a fugitive or retrieving stolen property. They are part of a cross-county chain of recognition for fallen officers, called "Flag for the Fallen.” The flag is in memory of Capt. Tyler Erdman of Pennsylvania who died Feb. 24, 2020. Erdman entered the ROTC program at Shippensburg University after graduating high school in...


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