Hon­or­ing Ge­or­gia’s Law En­force­ment Com­mu­nity

Calhoun Times - - OPINION/COMMENT - Staff Re­ports

WA S H I N G T O N , D.C. – To com­mem­o­rate Na­tional Po­lice Week, U. S. Se­na­tor David Per­due (R-GA) re­leased the fol­low­ing state­ment to pay tribute to Ge­or­gia’s law en­force­ment com­mu­nity and honor the eight Ge­or­gians killed in the line of duty in 2015:

“Dur­ing Na­tional Po­lice Week, it is im­por­tant we pause and re­flect on the sac­ri­fices our brave po­lice officers make to keep us safe. We also take pause this week to re­mem­ber the brave officers we have lost in the line of duty and lift their families up in prayer. No mat­ter the sit­u­a­tion, our first re­spon­ders an­swer the call and help peo­ple in need. They are true pub­lic ser­vants. I join my fel­low Ge­or­gians in thank­ing our officers and their families as they con­tinue to serve our com­mu­ni­ties.”

Trag­i­cally, the fol­low­ing Ge­or­gians were killed in the line of duty in 2015: De­tec­tive Ter­ence Avery Green of the Ful­ton County Po­lice Depart­ment, Deputy Sher­iff Richard Allen Hall of the Chatham County Sher­iff’s Of­fice, Sergeant James Bryan McCrys­tal of the Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions, Cor­rec­tional Of­fi­cer Gre­gory Dale Mitchell of the Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions, Sher­iff Lad­son La­mar O’Con­nor of the Mont­gomery County Sher­iff’s Of­fice, Cor­po­ral Wil­liam Matthew Solomon of the Ge­or­gia Ports Author­ity Po­lice Depart­ment, Mas­ter Pa­trol Of­fi­cer Kevin Jer­maine Toat­ley of the DeKalb County Po­lice Depart­ment, Po­lice Of­fi­cer Dar­ryl Deon Wal­lace of the Clay­ton County Po­lice Depart­ment.

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