The eight policemen and deputies from Marion County who have given their lives in the line of duty are now driving on “God’s interstate of eternity,” the guest speaker at the Fallen Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony said Thursday.
Columbia aldermen bought a new garbage truck Wednesday, and the city plans to take back over pickup come Oct. 1.
The new truck won’t be delivered until December, so the city is looking at buying a used truck to put into service after its contract with Waste Pro expires Sept. 30. It would need a used truck anyway for a backup.
American flags flying half-staff this week and next over the Columbia Police Department honor the eight law enforcement officers from Columbia and Marion County who have given their lives in the line of duty.