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Washington Long, Albany's first black Police Chief dies

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany's first black Police Chief, Washington Long, has died.

Officials said he passed away Thursday.

Long was Albany's Police Department Chief from 1985 to 1996, and was the first African American Police Chief in the city's history.

He joined the department in 1966 and was a mentor to other young African American officers who joined the force.

Long's funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. He was 85 years old.

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