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Calvin Waye, left, and Ronald Chappell talk before the start of the 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade.

Before there was a Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there were folks like Glynn County’s Calvin Waye.

Waye dedicated himself to a career in police work back in the 1960s when law enforcement agencies here in the Golden Isles were largely segregated. As King advanced the cause of civil rights on a national level, Waye helped dismantle racial barriers right here by serving the community he loves in the Brunswick Police Department, the Glynn County Police Department and the Glynn County Sheriff’s Office.

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