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Top honor for Decatur Sheriff

July 26, 2005

Bainbridge-- Decatur County Sheriff Wiley Griffin is being given a top honor.

He has been named the Georgia Sheriff's Youth Homes Sheriff of the Year. Griffin was given the award for his work with the children, as well as his involvement in the community.

The sheriff says he is flattered by the award, but that he only does a fraction of the work mentioned. "This award was to me, great to get, but by all means, it's not me. It's this department. You cannot receive an award like this by yourself. You've got to have your employees," he says.

Griffin says the Youth Homes are for children who have lost their parents and don't have any other family. He's proud to add that, this year, one graduate is in medical school, and another in the seminary.

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