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Heritage officially retired No. 66, the number worn by Brian Mahaffey, the Rockdale County deputy shot and killed earlier this year in the line of duty, in a moving ceremony before the Heritage-Rockdale game on Friday.
Mahaffey, a 2000 graduate, played football as an offensive and defensive linesman and wrestled. The ceremony was attended by friends, family, teachers, co-workers and community members who all turned out to honor Mahaffey, a son, brother, husband, and father of two young children.
“There is not enough words i can say about how much this community means to me,” said his mother Cindy Mahaffey. “They are a blessing to my family.”
His father, Terry Mahaffey recalled watching Brian play. “Going to work today I kept thinking about all the times I sat up in the box watching Brian down on the field. I watched him play so many times, I think about every play he would make. It's really tough because I'm not with him anymore. I look forward to being with him again.”
Click here for video clips from the ceremony.