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South Ga. law enforcers reminisce on Haralson

South Georgia law enforcers are remembering the life and years of service of one of the longest serving sheriffs in south Georgia. Crisp County Sheriff Donnie Haralson died Tuesday night after a long battle with cancer.

Leesburg Police chief Charles Moore worked with Haralson in the '80s. He says Haralson always put people first.

"I worked for him for about 10 years as a chief investigator and he was a real good man. He was the type you go to and a question and he'll help you out. But he also enforced to treat people the way you want to be treated," said Chief Charles Moore.

Moore is also battling cancer and went though similar treatments as Haralson.

"He kind of inspired me, cause there was some times during my treatments that I just wanted to quit because it gets rough sometimes. I just think about how long he's been doing it and he still went to work," said Chief Charles Moore.

Colquitt County Sheriff Al Whittington says he called on Haralson many times for advice early in his career.

"With the passing of Donnie Haralson we lost a great, great person. Super individual and fantastic lawman," said Sheriff Al Whittington.

Thomas County Sheriff Carlton Powell says Haralson was a great asset as a past President of the Georgia Sheriff's Association.

"He was very good personally. He was a good friend to everybody, he knew how to get along with people and I'm sure that's why the people of crisp county saw so rewarding about him as Sheriff," Sheriff R. Carlton Powell.

Whittington believes Haralson is in a better place.

"Because I guarantee you in heaven there is a new sheriff in town," said Sheriff Al Whittington.

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