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Sheriffs' association calls for wearing blue, moment of silence Friday

Maj. Greg Barney, a police officer in Riverdale, Georgia, was among several law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty this week. (Photo Source: WGCL) Maj. Greg Barney, a police officer in Riverdale, Georgia, was among several law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty this week. (Photo Source: WGCL)
A police officer in Riverdale, GA was shot and killed Thursday while attempting to serve a warrant. (Photo Source: WGCL) A police officer in Riverdale, GA was shot and killed Thursday while attempting to serve a warrant. (Photo Source: WGCL)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The National Sheriffs' Association called on Americans to wear blue Friday after a deadly week for law enforcement officers.

The group is also calling for everyone to pause for a moment of silence at 1 p.m.

A police officer in Riverdale, Georgia was one of several law enforcement officers killed over the past few days. Maj. Greg Barney, a 25-year veteran of the Riverdale Police Department, was fatally wounded while attempting to serve a warrant Thursday

In addition to Barney, Deputy Derek Geer was fatally shot Monday in Colorado while confronting an armed teen, according to his fellow officers. 

On Wednesday, two Maryland deputies, Mark Logsdon and Patrick Dailey, were shot to death in Hartford County in a shootout with a suspect at a restaurant. 

Also on Wednesday, North Dakota Police Officer Jason Moszer was shot while responding to a domestic disturbance in Fargo. He died Thursday. 

On Thursday in California, Tulare County Deputy Scott Ballantyne was killed along with civilian pilot James Chavez in a plane crash while helping with an arrest. 

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