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Neighborhood watches want Sheriff to get body armor

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Several neighborhood watch groups stand behind Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul's effort to provide bullet-proof vests for his deputies.

They want you to call your commissioner. The President of the East Town Subdivision Neighborhood Watch and the Colonial Village Neighborhood Watch say they've been working the phones in support of the Sheriff. They appreciate his efforts in their neighborhoods talking to children about gangs and having deputies patrol the area. They urge the county commission to fund the project.

"You can't put a dollar figure on an officer losing their life or trying to explain to their loved one why an officer was killed in the line of duty because they didn't have a vest on, that's I mean I can't understand that," said Jerome Lowery, East Town Neighborhood Watch President.

"We think they need the bullet proof vests because they have a great task when they go out to do a job or go into a home. I really think they need those vests," said Harold Williams, Colonial Village Neighborhood Watch President.

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