No homicides in Dougherty County so far in 2018

No homicides in Dougherty County so far in 2018
Michael Fowler, Dougherty County Coroner (Source: WALB)
Michael Fowler, Dougherty County Coroner (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - We are now a little more than a week into the new year, and so far we have not had any murders in Albany.

Michael Fowler, Dougherty County Coroner, said he believes this could be because of the 'Take a Stand' rally he and city leaders led back in October.

However, Fowler said two people have committed suicide this year, and another person has attempted suicide. Those numbers are up from last year.

More: Number of New Year suicides concerns Dougherty Co. coroner

Now Fowler cautions people who may be struggling with harming another or themselves to find help through counseling, or spirituality.

"We would love to keep our numbers down. We would love to have zero at the end of December, with no homicides. That's what we would love to happen," said Fowler.

Fowler said law enforcement and community leaders are paying attention to the numbers too, to make sure the county is staying safe.

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