Nassau student honors injured Jacksonville officers by waving flag on football field

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A West Nassau High School football player honored the two Jacksonville officers who were shot on Aug. 18 by waving a flag on the field before the start of a game Friday. 

Cindy Holton said her son, Travis Holton, entered the field with the team while waving a flag with a thin blue line emblem, which is used by members of law enforcement agencies. 

Holton said her son, who is a senior at the high school, wanted to recognize Jacksonville officers Michael Fox and Kevin Jarrell who were wounded during the Friday night shootout.

Jacksonville Officer Randy Holton, Travis' father, had previously worked with the two officers as his beat partner, Cindy Holton said. 

Since the shooting, an outpouring of support came after the community raised thousands to help pay the officers' medical bills. 

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