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Dawson residents raise money for public safety director

Members of the Dawson community are helping their public safety director get back on his feet after a fire destroyed his home.  (Source: WALB) Members of the Dawson community are helping their public safety director get back on his feet after a fire destroyed his home. (Source: WALB)
Police Chief Charlie Whitehead (Source: WALB) Police Chief Charlie Whitehead (Source: WALB)
Whitehead's home in Sasser caught fire on Friday night. (Source: WALB) Whitehead's home in Sasser caught fire on Friday night. (Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB) (Source: WALB)
DAWSON, GA (WALB) -

Members of the Dawson community are helping their public safety director get back on his feet after a fire destroyed his home. 

Dozens of residents filled Beulahland Baptist Church to raise money for Police Chief Charlie Whitehead.

Whitehead's home in Sasser caught fire on Friday night.

The chief lost everything, including family mementos and his Marine Corps memorabilia.

Whitehead said he was very grateful for his community's support during this difficult time. 

"I tell you what I was overwhelmed with cards, letters, donations. I tell you what I couldn't feel any better. You know I'm proud of this community, and I'm really proud that they supported me," said Whitehead. 

The Terrell County Fire Department is investigating the cause of the fire.

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