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Student and Americus police detective awarded scholarship in memory of fallen heroes

AMERICUS, Ga. - Joshua Greene, a senior in the Bachelor of Science criminal justice program at Georgia Southwestern State University was recently awarded a scholarship provided by donors who made gifts in memory of two local officers.

Greene works as a detective in the Criminal Investigative Division with the Americus Police Department a position he landed in early 2017, after a year of patrolling.

“It means a lot to me to have been chosen to receive this scholarship in memory of Nick, who I had the privilege to work beside,” said Greene. APD Officer Nick Smarr and GSW Officer Jody Smith were killed in the line of duty in December 2016.


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