It was a family affair for Sergeant Michael Manetti as his family and friends looked on as retired Lodi Police Captain Larry Manetti pinned his badge and proudly delivered a father’s hug. These ceremonies rightly recognize a career advancement, but this event seemed more than that. Police officers carry a responsibility unlike the rest of us who rely on their services. And, like other dangerous professions, their burden is shared with those closest to them … making events like this an important moment for showing appreciation. I think these photo’s capture some of that appreciation.