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Ashton DeFusco graduated last year from Farmington High School.?She is currently serving in the Marines.

Farmington Marine met President Obama at an event paying tribute to fallen officers


Farmington High School graduate Ashton DeFusco had a close encounter with President Barack Obama at a recent event in Washington, D.C.

DeFusco, who was a member of the Tiger swim team starting in middle school, got a handshake from the President at an event held in honor of officers who died last year in the line of duty. Her father died Aug. 31 last year in a plane crash in Colorado. Obama spoke at a ceremony last week.

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Nathan Hansen
Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
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