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South Georgia law enforcement officers receive awards

August 2, 2007

Albany - - Some South Georgia law enforcement officers are honored for their service.

The Southwest Georgia Police and Sheriff's Intelligence Group consists of officers from various agencies in the region. In a ceremony Thursday tonight, they paid tribute to those who work to protect you.  

"There's times when officers need a pat on the back and a little gratification so what were doing is recognizing several officers in the area that have done acts of heroism or been an overall great officer for the year," says DNR Corporal Scott Carroll.

D.N.R. Corporal Robbie Griner was named Officer of the Year Award.

Sergeant Melvin Johnson of Thomasville Police Department received an award for meritorious service.

Albany Police Officer Brandi Chester received the Act of Heroism award for catching the suspect in that Albany Mall murder.

Fallen officer, D.N.R. Captain Mike Commander who died from complications after surgery was remembered. His wife accepted an award in his honor.

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