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Albany State University Police swearing in

May 1, 2007

Albany -- The Chief of police for Albany State University said the shooting massacre at Virginia Tech was on his mind as he swore in several new Officers Tuesday.

Chief Roberson Brown led a moment of silence for the Virginia Tech victims during the swearing in ceremony. Top cops from the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office, Albany Police, and Airport Police attended the swearing in of 12 new officers and security personnel at Albany State.

Brown said the Virginia Tech massacre reminds people how important Campus Police are. Brown said "we have the same responsibility, the same threats to our lives. So I think it brings it to the forefront the importance of law enforcement is the same, wherever it's at, on campus or off campus."

John Fields, a 14-year veteran of the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office, is now Albany State's new Assistant Chief. The A-S-U Police Department now has 24 officers.

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