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Leesburg Police Chief loses cancer fight; Funeral plans made

Chief Charles Moore with police, citizens at Hardee's (Source: Mayor) Chief Charles Moore with police, citizens at Hardee's (Source: Mayor)
Charles Moore was Leesburg's Police Chief for two decades (Source: WALB) Charles Moore was Leesburg's Police Chief for two decades (Source: WALB)
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LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

Leesburg's beloved Police Chief, Charles Moore, lost his long fight against cancer early Sunday, according to law enforcement sources.

Despite a diagnosis of late-stage cancer of the liver, his third bout with the disease, Chief Moore has continued to work steadily.

In fact, when he hosted "Coffee with a Cop" in April, people flocked to the Hardee's on U.S. 19 in downtown Leesburg, until Chief Moore exited early for court duties.

The Lee County community has rallied around Chief Moore, hosting several events in support of him, including a fundraiser to help with medical costs.

In a motorcycle ride in February, many riders gave more than the $20 minimum donation to help alleviate the weight of Moore's hospital bills.

Chief Moore's funeral plans are as follows-

The viewing will be at Matthews Funeral Home on Gillionville Road on Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm.

The funeral will be at First Baptist Church of Leesburg on Wednesday at 1:00, public welcome.

The Leesburg Police Department is asking people to bring flowers or other memorabilia to give to Chief Moore's family.

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