Remembering Macon Police Lt. Mark Cotton

1:06 PM, Jan 15, 2013   |    comments
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Macon Police Lt. Mark Cotton (center) with former Bibb County Sheriff Jerry Modena and a fellow Macon Police officer. Photo courtesy of Lt. Dennis Valone, Alpharetta Police Department - UPD/SWAT

Lt. Mark Cotton was just 49 years old when he passed away Sunday.

He suffered a "cardiac event" due to an enlarged heart, Macon Police Chief Mike Burns said at a Monday press conference.

The city's SWAT commander and training director, Cotton was a well-respected officer who served on Macon Police Department for 27 years. 

To other law enforcement officers and civic leaders, he was also a friend.

13WMAZ's Judy Le spoke with some of them Monday to gather some of their memories.

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