Douglas police officer honored by city

Douglas police officer honored by city

DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - For the second time in one week, Douglas Police officer, Larry Carter is awarded for a job well done with the department.

"It's a privilege, and I do appreciate it. But me being me it's just me doing my job," said Carter.

The Exchange Club of Douglas presented him with Officer of the Year Thursday. Earlier this week the Douglas City Commission gave him the first Purple Heart in the city after he was injured in the line of duty in July.

"You got to work through stressful situations and hold your bearings and get your job done," said Carter.

Officer Carter was shot in the leg after he stopped a car involved in an armed robbery at Flash Foods on Highway 441 North in July. Carter spent two and a half months out of work for treatment.

"More angry that it happened than anything, of course it was scary, you never know what's going to happen. At the time I didn't know the extent of the injuries. It was a through and through wound," said Carter.

Carter says his job is all about taking chances.

"You go over it over and over in your head, but what's happened is over and I think I did my best," said Carter.

Carter say he's 100 percent and is back to doing what he loves best, protecting the people of Douglas.

Five other officers were also presented Law Enforcement of the Year awards during the Exchange Club of Douglas meeting.

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