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7/5/2019 Public Safety
Cobb Chamber Announces 2019 Public Safety Award Nominees

As part of the 24th annual Public Safety Appreciation Week (Oct. 7-13), the Cobb Chamber of Commerce will honor Cobb County’s finest during a special recognition program at the Public Safety Appreciation Breakfast event held at the Cobb Galleria Centre on October 7. The breakfast will kick off a weeklong effort to celebrate public safety personnel in Cobb County.

Preparations for such an event begins months in advance with the nomination process for the Public Safety Employee of the Year Award, in addition to other awards such as the Medal of Valor, Award of Merit, Distinguished Achievement Award and Outstanding Community Contribution Award. Residents, government officials, public safety agencies and business officials are given the opportunity to nominate public safety personnel for these honors. The 2019 Public Safety Appreciation Committee Chairwoman is Destiny Davidson, with Cobb County 911. The Cobb Chamber would like to congratulate the following personnel and public safety units on their nomination for a public safety recognition award:

Deputy Stephen Arsenault Cobb County Sheriff's Office
Director, Quality Management & Clinical Services Marty Billings MetroAtlanta Ambulance
Lieutenant Jody Collis Smyrna Fire Department
Engineer Sean Cook Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services
Officer Josh Davis City of Powder Springs Police
Paramedic/FTO Stephen Fearon MetroAtlanta Ambulance
Sergeant Steve Gaynor Cobb County Police Department
Emergency Communications Officer II Desmond Harris Cobb County Emergency Communications
Officer Paul Hill Marietta Police Department
Detective Meredith Holt Smyrna Police Department
Detective Ben Jackson Cobb County Police - Precinct IV, Criminal Investigations IV
Emergency Communications Officer I Julie Johnson Cobb County Emergency Communications
Officer Michael O'Brien Kennesaw Police Department
Officer Nicholas Parker Acworth Police Department
Colonel Janet Prince Cobb County Sheriff's Office
Task Force Office / Police Officer Paul Reynolds Marietta Police Department
Advanced EMT Hallie Teague Puckett EMS
Lieutenant Michael Wilson Cobb County School District - PD

Public Safety Units
SWAT Unit, Cobb County Police Department
Police Department, Kennesaw Police Department
Engine 55 – C, Marietta Fire Department
Engine 2, Smyrna Fire Department

Award winners will be announced and celebrated at the October 7 Public Safety Appreciation Breakfast. Platinum Sponsors for the breakfast are Cobb EMC and WellStar Health System. For more information on Public Safety Appreciation Week, visit or contact Katie Guice at 770-859-2334 or [email protected].