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Police Vigil 

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Mike Grimaldo, of Fortuna, was invited by vigil emcee Rex Bohn to come forward with his flag as Bohn led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance. Grimaldi's flag includes a blue stripe, "The Thin Blue Line," a symbol used to commemorate fallen law enforcement officers and to symbolize the relationship of law enforcement in the community as the protectors of fellow civilians from criminal elements, according to Wikipedia.
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Humboldt County Undersheriff William “Billy” Honsal recounted the impact of the Dallas shooting on his staff.
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Jason Kadle, a senior sargent at the Fortuna Police Department, was one of many law enforcement personnel present to show support for their Dallas peers at the candlelight vigil in Fortuna on Friday evening.
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One of the candles lit to show support for the Dallas victims.
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Members of the fire departments of Fortuna, Rio Dell and Ferndale joined in the candlelight vigil to show support for the Dallas victims.
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"We're here tonight because all of my family is in law enforcement," said Alyssa Craps, of Fortuna, who was holding her daughter Annalee.
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Many family members of local law enforcement including Judy Honsal (center) and sons Jack (left) and Will attended the vigil.
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Kristy Walstrom, of Loleta, has a son on the Rio Dell police department staff and attended the vigil to show support. Her hoodie's logo reads "Love" (it was made by Charity Kemp, a member of the Fortuna Police Department.
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Undersheriff Honsal speaks to those assembled.
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A large crowd gathered in Rohner Part for the vigil.
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