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Boise photographer offers free family photos to officers

Local photographer offers free family photos to law enforcement

Sarah Ledford lost her mom, who was a police officer, when she was only 8 years old. After officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge were shot, Ledford decided to give back to the law enforcement community.
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Sarah Ledford lost her mom, who was a police officer, when she was only 8 years old. After officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge were shot, Ledford decided to give back to the law enforcement community.

Sarah Ledford, who co-owns her photography company ShutterHappy, lost her mother, a police officer, when she was only 8 years old.

Ledford remembers little about her mother except waiting for her, perched at a window, and watching her mother in uniform walking home.

That memory is so powerful, it can still elicit tears. So after the shootings of police in Baton Rouge and Dallas, Ledford wanted to do something for local officers and their families.

She offered free family photos to officers from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday in Kathryn Albertson Park.

She never had a photo of her and her mom in uniform, and she wanted to make sure local children did.

More than 12 families showed up per hour in the morning, keeping Ledford busy.

Local businesses helped with Ledford’s salute to police families. Albertsons catered, offering free breakfast, lunch and dinner. Boise Parks and Recreation offered shuttling services. Tates Tents and Events provided tents and setup booths, among many other contributors..

Erin Fenner: 208-377-6207, @erinfenner

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