Members of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard replace the flag near the John “Dooley” Hardy Memorial. The photos of the five fallen law enforcement members
honored Friday are at the bottom of the memorial.
Dozens gathered at the Abbeville Police Department Friday morning to honor those who have lost their lives in the line of duty as part of the annual John “Dooley” Hardy Memorial.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Hardy’s death. His brother, Abbeville Police Chief Tony Hardy, said that while the memorial honors law enforcement, it provides a message that should resonate with everyone.
“No day is guaranteed,” Tony Hardy said. “Take care of your family, your kids and your friends.
“Nothing is guaranteed.”