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Sheriff’s Office physical assessment keeps deputies fit, helps one lieutenant lose over 100 pounds
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Hall County Sheriff Lt. Gene Joy has lost more than 100 pounds after the Hall County Sheriff’s Office physical assessment program. The department has made slight adjustments to make the test more realistic to real-world challenges and to focus on endurance. - photo by Scott Rogers
The old morning routine for Lt. Gene Joy often started with two bacon-egg-and-cheese biscuits washed down with a Coca-Cola. Weighing just under 400 pounds, he wore pants with a 60-inch waist and had trouble standing for more than an hour.