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"I want the public to know that the men and women of the Albany police department sworn and unsworn are guardians of the city so anyone who wants to become apart of a force that is going to guard the city and protect it then yes come aboard,” said Chief Persley.
For months, the coronavirus pandemic forced hospitals, like Tift Regional, to delay elective surgeries as doctors turned their attention to treating COVID-19 patients. But now elective procedures are now reopened at the Tifton hospital system.
“First thing, we do is call in the contact investigation so we will have a nurse or a epidemiologist staff member to call that infected individual to find out all we can about their case to advise the on isolation and so forth,” said Director of Public Services Charles Ruise.
“If you see people selling a gun at a very cheap price that would be a good idea that firearms is probably stolen and it would be good to report that information to the police department," said Lieutenant Jon Segroves.
“Apart of this, we hae been fortunate enough to partner with feeding the valley, a local food bank here to provide local, weekly I should say mobile food pantry drives. Over the past four weeks, we have been able to provide 1500 boxes within our local community,” said CEO Marvin Laster.
“It really made their day and I think that is the bigger part of what we like to do is try to make a difference in the lives of people and to see them literally crying just to see that we at least thought about them,” said Knighton.