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Sheriff wants to erect memorial to law enforcement

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Dougherty County's Sheriff wants a permanent memorial to honor officers who give the ultimate sacrifice.

This is law enforcement memorial week, a time to remember those officers who died in the line of duty. Sheriff Kevin Sproul wants to remember them year round.

He's asking the County commission to allow his office to erect a statue at the courthouse in memory of fallen officers.  He said, "We want to honor the people the men and women who have given their lives to this community over the years with the ultimate sacrifice their own life."

Former Sheriff Jamil Saba held fundraisers to collect enough money to pay for the black granite memorial. The county commission will vote on allowing the memorial next week.

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