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Longest serving APD officer retires

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

January 9, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Police Department's longest serving uniform officer retired Friday.

Captain Leroy Davis retired after 35-years, four and a half months of service.

A standing room only crowd gathered to celebrate the popular officer's service and retirement.

Since August 16, 1973, Davis has served in almost every post and position with A-P-D.

The last five years he was a supervisor in the Albany Dougherty Drug Unit.

He said his last day is bittersweet because he loved his job so much.

Davis said "Ladies and gentlemen, if you have ever wanted to see a person that has been proudly serving you, the citizens of Albany, Georgia, you need to take a good look at me."

Davis is also a touring angler on the professional fishing competition circuit.

He plans to spend more time with his family and his fishing in his retirement.

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