A deputy's farewell

Muscogee County sheriff's pallbearers carry the casket of their fallen colleague, Deputy Sheriff Meredith "Tag" Rhodes, at graveside services Saturday. Rhodes, known as Tag for "talented and gifted" by his family and friends, was buried next to his mother, Connie Lois Rhodes, and grandmother Willie Mae Rhodes.

Correctional officers with the Muscogee County Sheriff's Department wear black bands with the message, "In Memory of 218," for their colleague Meredith "Tag" Rhodes during funeral services Saturday in Sparta, Ga. Rhodes was killed June 17 in a shooting in Columbus.