Easton Corbin Pays Homage to Hometown Police Deputies Shot and Killed at Restaurant
Easton Corbin is honoring the memory of two police officers who were killed last month in his hometown of Trenton, Fla.
Gilchrist County deputies Sgt. Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey were shot and killed by John Hubert Highnote while they were eating at an Ace China restaurant just outside of Gainesville on April 19. They were on duty at the time.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that 30-year-old Ramirez had worked for the Gilchrist County Sheriff for seven years. He leaves behind a wife and two children. Lindsey, 25, was a member of the team for more than three years, according to CNN. Though officials are still investigating, Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz suspects the motive may be related to the shooter's opposition to police officers.
Corbin was honored to sing the National Anthem in the officers' honor at an opening ceremony for Trenton's Relay for Life of the Tri-Counties on May 4. The country singer was also presented with a special hometown sign from the mayor's office that reads: "Welcome to Trenton, Home of Nashville Recording Artist Easton Corbin."
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