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Lee County names interim public safety director

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LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

Lee County has named Bobby Watkins as their Interim Director of Public Safety.

Watkins has over 36 years working as a police officer, EMT responder, paramedic, certified EMT instructor and EMS supervisor.

He will over the Lee County Fire and EMS operations in the newly combined Public Safety Department.

Lee County Ron Rabun says Watkins first task will be to arrange training so that current EMTs and paramedics can become certified firefighters by the early part of next year.

Watkins said. "I look forward to the challenge of taking the Lee County Public Safety Department forward to meet the goals of providing the citizens of Lee County the best fire protection and medical care available.  This will be a collective effort by all Fire and EMS personnel."

WALB will have updates on this story later today on WALB.com and WALB News 10.

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