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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Albany Police Department's Robbery Homicide Unit was recognized today because of the high number of cases they solve.

Seven members of the unit received the department's Unit Citation award at the Law Enforcement Center.

In 2010, the investigators solved 80% of homicides in the city.

They say it's rewarding to get dangerous suspects off the streets and give the families of victims some peace of mind.

"That's a good feeling over my 12 years experience as a police officer is to see a family come to some closure when something like this happens to a family member," said Investigator Arthur Tyler.

Chief John Proctor led the pinning ceremony. The 80% homicide solve rate is well above the national average of 68&.

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