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Gwen Graham Honors Former Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell In Congress

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A North Florida Congresswoman honored the late Leon County Sheriff in Washington D.C. Tuesday.

During Tuesday’s U.S. House of Representatives meeting, Congresswoman Gwen Graham gave some highlights of Larry Campbell’s life.

“Sheriff Campbell first joined the Sheriff’s Office during his senior year at Florida State University, after serving in the Marine Corps,” said Graham. “He was elected Sheriff in 1996, a position of trust he would hold until his passing.  Sheriff Campbell was respected by law enforcement across our state for his leadership. He was also well known for being an avid supporter of charitable causes, including the United Way and American Heart Association.”

In closing, she added, “Our community will remember Sheriff Campbell as a dedicated public servant. We owe him and his family a great debt of gratitude.”

Campbell lost a long battle to cancer this past Christmas Eve. He was 72. Meanwhile, Governor Rick Scott recently appointed Campbell’s undersheriff Mike Wood as the new Leon County Sheriff.

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