Chamber to honor public safety officials
by Jon Gillooly
September 30, 2012 01:33 AM | 2543 views | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA — As part of its annual Public Safety Appreciation Week, the Cobb Chamber will honor Cobb County’s finest during a special recognition program at the Galleria Centre on Monday.

The breakfast kicks off a weeklong community effort to celebrate public safety personnel in Cobb County.

Preparations began months in advance with the nomination process for the Public Safety Employee of the Year Award and additional awards, such as the Medal of Valor, Award of Merit and the Distinguished Achievement Award. Residents, government officials, public safety agencies, and business and community leaders are given the opportunity to nominate public safety personnel for the honor.

Attorney Lance LoRusso of LoRusso Law Firm, who chairs the Chamber’s Public Safety Committee, said the week is a way to say “thank you” to the county’s public safety personnel for their service, sacrifices and commitment to protect the lives of strangers.

The Marietta Museum of History and the Aviation Wing are planning a “mini” Public Safety Vehicle Expo at the Aviation Wing Site from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

“We also hope to showcase specialty vehicles, such as a heavy rescue, SWAT truck, trench rescue, medical operations vehicle, mobile communications vehicle, prisoner transport vehicles (and) antique public safety vehicles,” museum director Jan Galt Russell said.
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October 01, 2012
Thank you to all of our public safety personnel in Cobb County. While many comments posted here on the MDJ appear to be anti-public safety, please know that your service is greatly appreciated and respected. May God bless you and keep you.
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