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Sheriff's Candidate vows to fight crime

February 15, 2008

Albany -- A candidate for Dougherty County Sheriff says he is dedicated to breaking a cycle of violence, crime, and Corruption among law enforcement.

40 year old Kirk Smith met with supporters Friday and explained his plan to dispatch military type operation deputies if he is elected.

 He thinks violent crime is rampant on Albany streets and wants to take aggressive action to stop criminals. Dougherty Co. Sheriff Candidate Kirk R. Smith said  "because I am not going to let these people run these streets here. Create this chaos, shooting innocent citizens, terrorizing people that make a living here. It's going to stop."

Smith owns a security business in Atlanta, but lives in Albany.

 He is one of five candidates announced seeking the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office in 2008.

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