Service club recognizes, thanks local law enforcement officers
The Exchange Club of Albany honored seven officers for their work with local law enforcement on Friday.
All seven were named "officer of the year" from their respective agencies: Lt. Joseph Moored of Albany Police Department; Patrol Officer Jonathan Holmes of Dougherty County Police; Officer Kimberly Ash of Dougherty County Sheriff's Office; Game Warden First Class Quinn Fogle of the Department of Natural Resources; Trooper First Class 2 Robert Patrick Corbin of Georgia State Patrol; and Deputy Danny Alday of Lee County Sheriff's Office.
Deputy Alday said it was a "big honor" to be chosen by his peers from the Lee County Sheriff's Office.
"It's tremendous support," he said. "No matter what you're going, they're always there for you. They treat you like family, and family comes first for them. So it's an adventurous opportunity and challenging at times, but they take care of you."
The service club also honored Leesburg Police Chief Charles Moore with a lifetime achievement award for 38 years of service. Chief Moore is currently battling cancer but is still coming to work each day.