Cop Testifying At Zimmerman Trial Wore Military Ribbons She Didn’t Earn

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Combat veteran Jeremiah Workman couldn’t believe what he was seeing: a police officer testifying at the George Zimmerman murder trial was wearing military ribbons.

“Am I going blind or is this police officer in the Zimmerman-Martin trial wearing ribbons that she doesn’t rate?” He wrote beside a picture he posted to Facebook.

Gina Harkins of The Military Times saw his posting and reached out to Workman, who fought as a Marine in the second battle of Fallujah and was awarded the Navy Cross for valor.

She reports that Workman noticed two ribbons in particular — the World War II Army of Occupation Medal and the Defense Distinguished Service Medal.

Harkins writes “Workman got a hold of [The Sanford Police Department] and said they told him they didn’t have their own awards system, so they went to the Army-Navy store around the corner and picked out Defense Department military ribbons to fit their own format. The WWII was selected, the police department official told Workman, because they knew there weren’t many veterans from that period alive so they didn’t think people would notice.”

2 thoughts on “Cop Testifying At Zimmerman Trial Wore Military Ribbons She Didn’t Earn

  1. I can’t be sure, but I think I see both Air Force ribbons and Navy ribbons in there. The image isn’t all that great, and I’m far from being an expert on medals. Two of them look similar to items in my own records. AF Outstanding Unit Award (I got two and was authorized to wear two devices at one point due to my being in a unit that had one, plus two I received on my own) and a “Combat Readiness Medal” (I have one).

    But, the image isn’t good, I have poor eyesight these days and I’m not a photo guru anyway. Anyone?


  2. I noticed that BS yesterday myself.
    Surprisingly, before I became upset, I said to myself “fuck it,” all reality and truth is being fashioned by the most unrealistic and dishonest sacks of shit.
    No bread and circuses for me Ma!


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