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Long time Ben Hill county officer dies

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By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

FITZGERALD, GA (WALB) –A long time officer with the Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office passed away due to complications from open heart Surgery.

Sheriff Bobby McLemore says Sgt. Bob Champion died Monday afternoon at Dorminy Medical Center.

Champion worked at the Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office for 6 years after spending 26-years as a deputy in Palm Beach County, Florida.

The Sheriff says Champion was a good officer and a loyal friend.

His funeral will be Wednesday at Fitzgerald Church of God at 2:00 PM.

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