Brothers in arms, brothers in blue

John Arnold and Joey Franklin were friends in middle school, played together in the Pride of Taylor County Marching Band and served together in the Taylor County High School (TCHS) JROTC.

Now, the young men are protecting and serving the residents of Perry and Taylor County as local law enforcement officers, and last month they provided assistance to South Florida residents hit hard by Hurricane Irma after being called up by their respective Army National Guard units.

PHOTO: TCSO Dep. John Arnold (left) and PPD Ptl. Joey Franklin (right) have grown from middle school friends to brothers in arms, serving their community as law enforcement officers and members of the National Guard. 

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