Cobb County Government

Honoring those who take the risks

Special to CobbLine - November 2011

The Cobb Chamber of Commerce honored Cobb County’s finest Oct. 4 during the organization’s annual Public Safety Appreciation breakfast at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

The sold out event drew a record-breaking crowd of 600 guests and kicked off Public Safety Appreciation Week, a community-wide effort to say “thank you” to the men and women who work to keep Cobb County safe.

Several awards, including the Public Safety Employee of the Year, were presented. Nominations were received from public safety agencies throughout Cobb County, including police, fire, sheriff’s office, campus police and EMS.

Cobb Recognized by Governor Perdue and International Association of Chiefs of Police for Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness


Cobb Neighborhood Safety Commission, in partnership with Cobb Public Safety Department Officials, sponsored a series of community conferences and events during 2004 that received recognition by Governor Sonny Perdue and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

The Cobb Homeland Security Conference and Expo was also well received by area businesses, education, religious and civic organizations, and families and citizens alike. Events were held in each of four commission districts; March 19 & 20 at the East Cobb Government Center in District 2, July 31 & August 6 at the South Cobb Recreation Center in District 4, October 1 & 2 at the West Cobb Senior Center in District 1, and November 12 & 13 at the East Cobb Senior Center and Home Depot parking lot on Sandy Plains Rd. in District 3.

Major Tony Coker receives Cobb Chamber Public Safety of the Year award

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Chamber of Commerce honors local officials for dedication to safety
By Michelle Graff Marietta Daily Journal Staff Writer

ATLANTA - Two police officers solely responsible for saving the lives of others and a man who had dedicated a quarter-century of his life to public safety were among the honorees at the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce's 9th annual Public Safety Appreciation breakfast.