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Road to be named for fallen officer

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  A Dougherty County commissioner wants to memorialize a fallen officer by naming a road after him.

Dougherty County Police Lieutenant Cliff Rouse was shot and killed in December while investigating an armed robbery. Rouse lived in Sale City in Mitchell County, which Gravel Hill Road leads to.

Commissioner Jack Stone says he'd like that road named for Rouse.  

"Everybody in the department loved him to death and everybody that I've talked to said he done one of the best jobs anybody has ever done out there," said Commissioner Stone.  "He died in a situation that was so uncalled for, so brutal, so bad, trying to protect the people of Dougherty County. I think we owe him a little something."

County administrator Richard Crowdis told the commission he will review the ordinance on road and building namings and make a recommendation to commissioners.

Lt. Rouse was the first DCP officer ever killed in the line of duty.

 

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