Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat recently opened up about the emotional toll of overseeing the booking of Donald Trump, the first U.S. president to have his mug shot taken.
In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Labat described the atmosphere as "eerily quiet," given the heightened security protocols.
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The sheriff, with 32 years of law enforcement experience, found it heartbreaking to witness a figure of such national importance go through the booking process.
Last month, Trump was booked at Fulton County Jail in relation to a racketeering case concerning his alleged attempts to overturn Georgia's 2020 election results. Labat oversees the jail where Trump's mug shot and fingerprints were taken.
The sheriff noted that Trump remained "very stoic" and "pretty silent" throughout the process.
Labat expressed that, on a personal level, it was difficult to see someone who represents the country in such a manner go through this experience.
"It was heartbreaking to see someone of that stature having to go through this," he said.
To expedite the process, Trump's bond paperwork was brought directly to his motorcade. Labat emphasized that the aim was to get Trump in and off the premises as swiftly as possible.