California Highway Patrol color guard member Robert Nacke places the colors during a Medal of Valor ceremony at the California Highway Patrol Academy on Thursday in West Sacramento.
California Highway Patrol color guard member Robert Nacke places the colors during a Medal of Valor ceremony at the California Highway Patrol Academy on Thursday in West Sacramento. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
California Highway Patrol color guard member Robert Nacke places the colors during a Medal of Valor ceremony at the California Highway Patrol Academy on Thursday in West Sacramento. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com

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