LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) - A former Lowndes County Sheriff and county commissioner posthumously received a major honor Wednesday morning.
The sheriff's office unveiled its new sign, officially dedicating the sheriff's office complex in honor of Sheriff G. Robert Carter. Carter was a World War II veteran and began his career in law enforcement as a Valdosta Police Officer.
He served as sheriff from 1975 to 1991 and was a county commissioner from 2001 to 2010.
Current Lowndes County Sheriff Chris Prine said Sheriff Carter helped inspire him to run for office. "He loved his family and he spent most of his adult life in law enforcement. I just have the utmost respect for him and what he's done in his life," Sheriff Prine emphasized.
Sheriff Carter passed away in 2011.