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Douglas County Walk of Honor

Douglas County Walk of Honor
Douglas County Walk of Honor 

Douglas County citizens have always come to the aid of persons in need, sacrificing their own selves for the well-being of others. These heroes do not perform these deeds to receive public acclaim or recognition, but rather out of the good of their hearts and of service to their fellow man. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners feels that these acts of heroism and great service should be recognized in a quiet but permanent manner, and therefore, created the Walk of Honor.

The Walk of Honor consists of engraved bricks that lead from the Eternal Flame towards the front door of the Douglas County Courthouse. Inductees into the Walk of Honor have their names permanently engraved in the bricks.

The Walk of Honor is the highest accolade Douglas County citizens can bestow on a citizen.


Boyd Clines
Georgia Dept. Of Natural Resources helicopter pilot who used his skills to rescue a construction worker during the Cabbagetown fire and rafters from a swollen Sweetwater Creek

Christopher Queen
a 9-year-old who rescued his 3-year-old cousin who had fallen into a swimming pool

Lt. Jay Gazaway, Sgt. J. L. Davis, DCFD Company 1
Douglas County Fire Department firefighters who rescued two women from a burning house on Florence Drive in Lithia Springs as the fire collapsed the roof

Sgt. Steven Reeves
Douglas County resident who lost his life trying to save another as his Cobb County SWAT Team answered a hostage call

Major M. O. Harper
Douglas County Sheriff's Department Major who saved the life of a hostage in a difficult situation where there were no easy answers

Division Chief Danny Murdock
Douglas County Fire Department Division Chief for going into a scene under gunfire to retrieve a victim

Paramedic Richie Kenyon
Douglas County resident for his skill in saving lives under extreme circumstances during the Buckhead shootings

Christopher Merritt
an 11-year-old who jumped into a swimming pool to save the life of his cousin

Paramedic J. T. Stevens, Paramedic Mike Amison
Douglas County Fire Department paramedics who rushed into a burning and smoke-filled house, finding an unconscious resident and pulling him to safety

Officer Reggie Davis, Officer Sean Williams
Douglasville Police Officers who entered a burning home in the Arbor station subdivision and rescued its residents

Homer Bailey, Joey Owens
Douglas County residents who valiantly tried to rescue a drowning man from a lake in the Leisure Acres subdivision

Deputy Tim Sword
Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy who saved the life of another Deputy attacked and injured by a deer

Gavin Hicks
Douglas County resident who, when he saw his aunt's house on fire, broke windows and climbed inside in an effort to rescue his two nieces, who, unknown to him, had escaped

Edward Hart, Melissa Cox
Douglas County residents who rescued a 6-year-old from drowning in an apartment complex pool and who performed CPR to save her life before paramedics could arrive at the scene

Deputy Blake Gammill
Douglas County Sheriff's Department Deputy who rescued an unconscious man from an automobile fire on Interstate 20, saving his life

Sergeant Billy Lashley, Deputy Randy Daniel
Douglas County Sheriff's Department employees who rescued a 7-year-old boy from drowning in the Pine Brook Mobile Home Park swimming pool

Firefighter John Kidney, Firefighter/EMT Jimmy Ball, Lt. Buster Spence, Firefighter Barry Flowers, Sergeant Pablo Lugo, Company 11 C Shift DCFD, Engine 2 C Shift DCFD, Firefighter Todd Arbeau
Douglas County Fire Department employees who rescued motorists in an accident in Gothard's Creek, keeping the victims' heads above water during the difficult rescue so they would not drown

Cory Martin
Citizen who aided in the Gothard's Creek rescue

Danny Brumfield and Michael Stevens
Citizens for risking their own lives to wake up and rescue a family whose house was on fire, and for entering the house a second time to rescue an infant

Mark Sullivan, Valerie Reid, Ricky Roberson, Doug Dickens, Jay Gazaway, David Hendrix, Cody Kelsey
Douglas County Fire Department personnel for two rescues of youths within three days, both youths being clinically dead at the beginning of the rescue

Casey Marlow
Citizen for the rescue of two persons drowning in a pool, saving the life of one

Blake Gammill (deceased) and Randy Folsom
Douglas County Sheriff's deputies for the ultimate sacrifice of live and the saving of other lives

Requirements for Consideration
  • Must be a Douglas County resident or work in Douglas County;
  • Must have risked his/her life to save that of another in an unselfish act:
  • Actions must be able to be independently documented;
  • Nominations with supporting information must be submitted to the Douglas County Department of Communications and Community Relations, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, GA 30134.
The selection of honorees is the responsibility of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, after a review process by a consideration committee. All nominees may not be selected for inclusion in the Walk of Honor.