The Albany Police Department said goodbye to patrol office Marvin Jennings in February as he left for training camp, and now the officer is set to deploy to Afghanistan in June.
Officials say Jennings, a Marine Corps Reserve Gunnery Sergeant has been training at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune and is almost ready to lead a team overseas. ASU Police Chief John Fields says the deployment means Jennings is just continuing his duty of serving others.
"It's kind of unique, he's serving the community here and then you have an opportunity to serve our country abroad. It's a special thing.
Chief Fields says Jennings will stay overseas until around December, where he'll then come back to his job protecting the campus.