05.19.16

Honoring Georgia’s Law Enforcement Community

WASHINGTON, 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.