By Roxanne Thompson
Three Limestone County deputies were commended by Patrol Captain Lee Cox for showing courage by running into a place where shots had been fired in a large private party, and where the deputies were outnumbered by the partygoers by more than a hundred to one.
The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday, Aug. 7, and began with Cox and Corporal Ruben Esquivel discovering an outdoor party at the intersection of State Hwy. 14 and FM 1246 in Thornton, with about 400-500 attending.
The officers checked it out and initially found conditions acceptable, with no underage drinking, parking violations or complaints of loud music. Nevertheless, the officers monitored the situation, keeping visible as they worked traffic on the adjacent highways.
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