DA honors Officers of the Year

CORDELE, Ga. — Brad Rigby, District Attorney with the Cordele Judicial Circuit,  presented the awards for Officer of the Year at Thursday’s Candlelight Vigil honoring National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

Two law enforcement agents received the award; Ben Bray of the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office and Clint Karsten of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The duo received the honor for their efforts in recovering a young female from Cordele who had become victim of a sex trafficking ring. Together they located the young lady in a matter of hours, at a hotel her kidnapper had stashed her at. The next day she was returned safely to her family.