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August 4, 2004

Colquitt County - A south Georgia sheriff gets statewide recognition for his support of abused and neglected children.

Sheriff Al Whittington is named the Georgia Sheriff's Youth Homes Sheriff of the Year. The Colquitt County Sheriff is dedicated to the Boys' Ranch in Hahira and is dedicated to his job.

Whittington won 83 percent of the vote during July's primary elections. He tells us his secret, "I think one of the things is being able to do our job and be compassionate enough to work with the people in our community and developing different programs and working with our youth is one of the things I enjoy doing."

Whittington took office January 2001, but has been in law enforcement for 23 years.

His first experience, he was an intern at the Moultrie Police Department in 1974.

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