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June 16, 2006 

Valdosta -- Members of the Valdosta Police Department spent their spare time to assist a fellow officer in need.  

Twenty police officials went above and beyond the call of duty and helped to raise almost $3,500 for retired officer Lawton Gaskins.  

"I think that in public safety, fire department, law enforcement and military, there's a lot of commrodery there and when your awar and in the trenches, that's your family," said Police Captain Brian Childress. "Those are the people you count on. Mr. Gaskins was deserving of that."  

Gaskins retired for medical reason and was recently hospitalized for lung cancer. The officers cooked, prepared, and sold dinner plates to raise the money which will go towards Gaskins medical expenses.

The officers all received the police department challenge coin, a coin given to recognize those who put in extra effort to help their own.

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