The Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy held a parade this morning to honor members of the Bladen County Sherriff’s Office, Elizabethtown Fire Department, Elizabethtown Police Department and the North Carolina Highway Patrol. Sheriff Jim McVicker served as the reviewing officer for the ceremony, while Elizabethtown Police Chief Tony Parish and Elizabethtown Deputy Fire Chief Jamie Smith made up the official party. During the parade all members past and present of the four agencies were recognized for their service to their community. There was a moment of silence followed by a bell ringing eight times for the eight North Carolina firefighters who have died in the past year. The parade was held in conjunction with National Police Officers Week.