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Crime victims remembered

DCP Chief Don Cheek DCP Chief Don Cheek

Albany and Dougherty County officials stand together to recognize this as National Crime Victim's Rights week.

Monday morning at the Government Center, community and law enforcement members placed ribbons and flowers on memorial wreaths, in honor of crime victims.

One of those crime victims was Dougherty County Police Lt. Cliff Rouse, who was killed in late December pursuing an armed robbery suspect. Advocates say the community needs to come together to help crime victims.

"Yes, we need it all the time," said Victim Witness Assistance Director Tonya Hall. "Basically we need to keep it in focus all the time, not just one week per year."

As part of Crime Victim's rights week, a candlelight vigil of remembrance will be held Thursday, April 14th at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater at 7:00PM.

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