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Investigator named Top Cop

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – An investigator with the Dougherty District Attorney's office receives top honors among his peers. Jason Armstrong was recognized in front of the Dougherty County Commission by his boss, District Attorney Greg Edwards.

He was named officer of the year by the Georgia Sheriff's and Police Intelligence Unit, which covers more than 15 counties in Southwest Georgia. Armstrong says he's especially proud of his work helping to eradicate gangs in Albany.

Armstrong said, "The gang prosecution unit has been active for about two years now. We've had 53 gang trials, 52 convictions, a 98% conviction rate. We've passed over 1,000 years in sentencing, so not only are we convicting them, we're convicting them for decades long prison sentences, so it's great to know we're making the community a little bit safer and sending a message that we're not going to accept this in our community."

Armstrong was nominated by Assistant District Attorney Matt Breedon. Before joining the D.A.'s office, he worked at the Albany Police Department.

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