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January 25, 2007

Albany - - A sendoff Thursday for a top-ranking Albany Police Officer who's leaving.

Major Bobby Hooper worked for APD for nearly 30 years. Thursday, the city held a retirement party for him complete with plaques and gifts. Officers he's worked with over the years reflected on their experience with him, saying he was hard working and outgoing.

Hooper says leaving is bittersweet.  

"After 28 years and 30 years total in the business, I'm still in it and its going to give me a chance to slow down and get back to grass roots policing. A department, the size of Albany once you get past Lt. grade, you're pretty much in the office all the time. I still like interacting with people on a daily basis and getting out working the streets so I'm really looking forward to it," says Major Bobby Hooper.

Hooper was a lieutenant with the Cordele police department before coming to Albany.

He is heading to Metter, Georgia to serve as Police chief.

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