Deal recognizes Georgians for acts of heroism

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal earlier this week announced the recipients of the Governor’s Public Safety Awards at a ceremony at the state Capitol, recognizing eight public safety professionals for acts of heroism and five for contributions to the profession.

The recipients were given medallions and their names were added to the GPSA monument at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

Recipients of the 2011 Governor’s Public Safety Awards are:

Heroism Recipients

  • Jonathan Barton, Hall County Fire Services
  • J.A. Baileym, Gwinnett County Police Department
  • D.J. Mitchem, Gwinnett County Police Department
  • Jeremy Battle, Gordon County Sheriff’s Office
  • Chad Phillips, Gordon County Sheriff’s Office
  • Josh Cochran, Gordon County Sheriff’s Office
  • Eric Wilkes, Georgia Department of Public Safety
  • Jeff Shoemaker, Hall County Sheriff’s Office

Contribution to Profession Recipients

  • Jimmie R. Murkerson, Early County Sheriff’s Office
  • Tim Brogdon, South Georgia Medical Center
  • John E. Harrison, Georgia Department of Public Safety
  • Mark C. McLeod, Georgia Department of Public Safety
  • Frederick D. Snellings, Jr., Georgia Department of Public Safety
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