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CORDELE, GA (WALB) -

People in Cordele sent up prayers for Crisp County Sheriff Donnie Haralson during an all day vigil for the ailing public servant.     

The chapel at Cordele First Baptist Church was open from 7:30 Monday morning until 9 PM Monday night for people to drop by and pray.     

Many people also wrote messages in a journal, offering words of encouragement for Sheriff Haralson's family.  

"He's been fighting cancer for the past several years and we just felt as a church and as a community it would be a great way to show support to his family and to him," said Zack Garland, youth pastor.     

Sheriff Haralson has battled cancer for about 10 years. It has spread to his brain and his family called in hospice care last week.     

People in the community are also displaying green ribbons and wearing bracelets that say "Crisp 1" Haralson's radio call signal to show their support for their longtime sheriff.

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