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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Two Albany Police Officers who faced down armed robbers holding a hostage in July win the first Commander in Chief award from A-P-D.

Patrol Officers Christopher Hutcherson and McKinley Windom were presented the award by Chief John Proctor today during A-P-D's Christmas luncheon.

July 12th they came face to face with two armed robbers outside the Family Dollar on West Gordon Avenue.

The men were dragging a female store employ.

Hutcherson shot one of the robbers when he pointed a gun at McKinley.

A week later that supposed hostage was also arrested as part of the robbery ring.

Officer Christopher Hutcherson said "We do this job to protect people. And when the call came for us to step up to the plate, we did what we had to do."

Albany Police Chief John Proctor said "It got a number of bad people off the street. Broke up I think a major ring that was operating. So it was beneficial to this community and those guys did what I though was a very brave act."

Chief Proctor handed out several other awards today to Officers and support staff.

He said it's a way to thank the men and women of the department for their dedicated work doing a tough job.

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