Cobb County Government


This page is dedicated to those Cobb County Police Officers who valiantly gave their lives in the line of duty and made the ultimate sacrifice serving the citizens of Cobb County.

This statue of a Cobb County Police Officer stands guard at the entryway to our memorial garden. It represents all Cobb County Police Officers past, present, and future.

It renders a permanent and everlasting salute to those who died in the performance of their duties.




Officer James Frederick (Freddie) Norman II 1963-2009

On April 17, 1988, Officer Norman was traveling on Pat Mell Road responding to a dispatch when his patrol car was stuck by another vehicle driven by an impaired juvenile. Injuries resulting from the accident ended Officer Norman’s law enforcement career and left him a quadriplegic.

Officer Stephen Gilner 1967-1999

Officer Stephen "Steve" Gilner was born January 6,1967, in Port Jefferson, New York. After graduating from high school in 1985, Steve immediately joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served four years with an engineering battalion before being honorably discharged in 1989.

Sergeant Steven Matthew Reeves 1964-1999

Sergeant Steven Matthew "Steve" Reeves was born January 16, 1964, in Denver, Colorado. Moving to the Atlanta area at a young age, he attended Douglas County High School before graduating from the Cobb County School system in 1983. Steve joined the Cobb County Police Department on June 27, 1985. He was assigned to the Uniform Patrol Bureau Precinct 3.

Officer Drew Haynes Brown 1954-1983

Officer Drew Haynes Brown was born July 5, 1954, in Thomaston, Georgia. Drew attended O'Keefe High School, then moved to Marietta and graduated from Osborne High School. He was attending Kennesaw College studying business law at the time of his death.