ASHBURN, GA (WALB) - Tributes for Montgomery County Ladson Sheriff O'Connor have been coming in from Sheriff's Offices and police departments around the state.
Turner County Sheriff Andy Hester sat next to Sheriff Ladson O'Connor when the two were going through orientation for their jobs three years ago.
Hester says O'Connor left the logging business to run for Sheriff.
"He wanted to make a difference in his community and was doing that. I think people can look at the Facebook replies and see he was doing exactly what the community expected him to do be doing as the Sheriff there."
Sheriff Hester is one of a number of Georgia sheriffs who went to Montgomery County today.