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Organization recognizes Tifton deputy

June 27, 2007

Tifton - - A South Georgia deputy is honored by a Tifton group that hopes he'll win a national award. 

Tift County Sheriff's Major Jack Woolard was greeted by supporters Wednesday afternoon. The Elks Lodge of Tifton named Major Woolard Tift County's Officer of the Year.

He then beat out other deputies and officers statewide to win the Georgia Officer of the Year award.

"It was a surprise to me. It was a surprise when it went locally. It was a bigger surprise when I went upstate. It was kept a secret until the last minute," Woolard says.

Tift County's Commission Chair presented a proclamation to Woolard. He'll compete on the national level in August.

Woolard has been in law enforcement more than 30 years.

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