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Ben Hill officers awarded

Two officers in Ben Hill County were recently awarded for their good deeds.

Captain Mike Phillips, was awarded by the District Attorney's office for the work he did on a child abuse case. He was presented the award during the National Crime Victims week, in recognition of his outstanding service for a crime victims rights.

Deputy Sean Fitzgerald was also awarded a lifesaver award by the Sheriff, after he noticed that a man pulled to the side of the road seemed to be in trouble. Deputy Fitzgerald called 911, and It turned out the man was suffering a massive heart attack, and wouldn't have made it without his call.

Both men are very humble about their awards.

"It's nice to be recognized but its sad we have to be recognized for doing our job," said Phillips.

"I was just in the right place at the right time, so I guess it was something that was meant to be," said Fitzgerald.

Sheriff Bobby McLemore says he's proud of his officers.

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