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Long-time deputy retires

January 4, 2005

Albany- Sgt. J.C. Lawton, known to most as "Sugar bear," has worked at the Dougherty County Sheriff's Department for 29 years.

Tuesday, his fellow deputies and co-workers hosted a retirement celebration in his honor.

"You can't help but miss it after all this time. It seems like I'm a part of the courthouse I've been here so many years. So, it seems like I'm a part of it," Lawton admits.

Lawton says he's leaving law enforcement so he can take care of his mother.

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