Bidding farewell to an officer

Members of the Wise County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard fold the American flag draping the coffin of Lt. Rick Beckham of the Bowie Police Department. The 10-year member of the department died Dec. 28 following an illness. A huge procession of area law enforcement officers attended the service. Family members and co-workers shared stories and memories of the officer. (Photo by Barbara Green)

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Bowie Police Department officers place their black badge bands atop the coffin as they say farewell to their friend and colleague Lt. Rick Beckham. (Photo by Barbara Green)