Back our Blue to Honor Sgt. Ward, and Deputy Fox
In memory of Watauga County Sheriff Office's Sgt. Chris Ward and Deputy Logan Fox, Boone's town buildings will feature blue lights throughout April.
The tragic incident which claimed the lives of both officers will have its two-year commemoration on April 28th. The fatal standoff, which took place on April 28, 2021, also led to the loss of Michelle Ligon and George Ligon. Isaac Barnes, Michelle Ligon's son and George Ligon's stepson, was another victim in the incident. Deputy Fox succumbed to his injuries at the location, while Sgt. Ward passed away after being airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center for treatment. The harrowing event lasted for 13 hours. To show solidarity, the town of Boone requests all businesses and willing individuals to display blue lights outside their properties throughout April. Blue bulbs can be obtained from both New River Building Supply and Watauga Building Supply stores in Boone. Blue bulbs can be purchased at both New River Building Supply and Watauga Building Supply in Boone.
For additional information, visit the Back Our Blue Watauga Facebook page.