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Lubbock detective chosen to umpire Little League World Series

Garland Timms Garland Timms
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

One of Lubbock's finest will make a big debut at this year's Little League World Series.

Garland Timms is a detective with the Lubbock Police Department and he has been selected to umpire next week's highly-anticipated games in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

"It's a once in a lifetime opportunity. You only get to do it once in your lifetime. Once you're selected, you've umpired it, you'll never get to go back, you'll never make that journey again," Timms said.

Timms is one of 16 umpires in the whole world chosen for this position. He was born and raised in Lubbock and has been umpiring little league baseball for more than 30 years.

"Every one of us, our goal is to get to umpire the Little League World Series. There's a few of us that get selected, that get lucky and get selected, and this year was my year," Timms said.

Timms is the only umpire from the Southwest Region going to the series this year and the second one ever to be selected from Lubbock.

"I'm confident that I can go out and do the job. Now the first day I walk onto the field at Little League and there's 20,000 people watching the Little League baseball game, yes I probably will get nervous," he said.

Timms will leave on Monday. The first game of the series will be Thursday, Aug. 15 on ESPN.

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