Community holds procession for longtime police officer who died from COVID-19

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LEBANON, MO.- The Lebanon community gathered Saturday to celebrate to life of officer Kendle Blackburn. Law enforcement led a procession at 11 a.m. in Blackburn’s memory.

Officer Blackburn recently died from a battle with COVID-19. According to a press release, Blackburn contracted the virus in November while on duty. He served as a law enforcement officer for more than two decades.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson ordered all U.S. and Missouri flags to be flown at half-staff Saturday at Laclede County’s government buildings in honor of Blackburn.

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