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Hazlehurst Police Chief honored with award

HAZLEHURST, GA (WTOC) -

A South Georgia Police Chief picked up a unique honor on Thursday.

Chief Steve Land was recognized by a group called Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Two officers who serve their country in military reserves nominated him for the way he's helped them get back to duty after extended training and deployment.

"And it's especially hard on small departments like this because they've got to fill the shift and it's a sacrifice to them as well," said John Veal of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

The award recognizes companies and businesses that are military friendly and work with employees to ensure their civilian jobs are waiting when they return from military duty.

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