Football players wear decals on helmets to remember Jacksonville Beach police officer

Supporters lined the streets near Fletcher High School Sept. 25 waving the thin blue line flags no longer permitted on the football field. Inside the stadium, players rallied around their teammate, Caelen Lavender, who carried the flag in honor of his father, Jacksonville Beach Police Cpl. Andy Lavender, who died in August 2019. “Obviously, our family was disappointed in the decision to ban the…

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