Law Enforcement To Receive Thanks For Efforts To End Domestic Violence

Friday, October 18, 2013

Local law enforcement will be recognized for their ongoing efforts to stop domestic violence on Friday, Oct. 25, at 11:30 a.m. Sponsors of the event are Partnership for Families, Children and Adults’ Family Violence Center, city of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Hamilton County Coalition, and Greater Emanuel Apostolic Church. Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke and Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger will speak.  

Gifts of thanks will be presented to all local law enforcement departments at the Arboretum of the Hamilton Country/Chattanooga Courts Building. Special recognition will be presented to retiring Lieutenant Chris Chambers of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney General Bill Cox.

“Chattanooga and Hamilton County law enforcement work hard every day to make our community a safer place to live," said Sr. Director of the Partnership, Regina MmcDevitt.  "We are so appreciative of their efforts to protect victims of family violence and their extra efforts to work with our Family Violence Center to help these victims through what is a very traumatic time in their lives.”

This presentation is part of several community efforts during Domestic Violence Awareness Month to raise awareness of family violence and to recognize those who advocate to end the abuse. Local law enforcement assists the Partnership with hundreds of family violence cases every year. In addition, the Partnership collaborates with law enforcement officials each year to produce a 40-hour Domestic Violence Training seminar, which teaches police officers how to identify family violence and effectively handle these unique cases. Local precincts across the city and county will be in attendance to receive Partnership staff thanks and gift baskets of homemade goodies to show appreciation. 

In addition, six local law enforcement officers will also be recognized for their work; Detective Ed Merritt – Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office; Detective Greg Carson – Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office; Detective Michael Ray – Red Bank Police Department; Lieutenant Jerome Halbert – Chattanooga Police Department; Detective Dennis Waters – Soddy Daisy Police Department; and Investigator Kevin Willoughby – Chattanooga Police Department.

The Partnership’s Family Violence Center provides crisis intervention services, an emergency hotline, counseling, shelter, advocacy and referral services to more than 10,000 individuals and families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault each year. Many of these services are staffed 24 hours a day and are available to assist a client or victim in a moment’s notice. For victims seeking services, help is available by calling the Crisis Hotline at 755-2700.

 

UDC #900 Awards Supplementals And Adds New Member

Linda Ballew and her daughter Christy Peden were presented supplemental certificates on April 15 by UDC #900 Jefferson Davis Chapter President Marilyn Kinne and Registrar Anita Green.  The Chapter also added member Andrea Akers. She was presented a new member certificate from President Marilyn Kinne and Registrar Anita Green. (click for more)

Helen Ross Mcnabb Center Hosts First Scenic City Sporting Clays Tournament To “Pull!” For A Good Cause

The Helen Ross McNabb Center invites the community to support the 2017 Scenic City Sporting Clays Tournament on  Friday, May 5 , at Benton Sporting Clays in Charleston, Tenn.   The tournament marks the first fundraising event specifically focused on supporting mental health, addiction and social services provided by the Helen Ross McNabb Center in the Greater Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Severe Thunderstorms Cause Damage On Signal Mountain; Widespread Power Outages Reported

Severe thunderstorms that came through around  7:30 p.m.  brought trees down on Signal Mountain, and widespread power outages were reported. Two homes that had damage were at  205 Sunnybrook, with eaves and gutter damage, and  601 Dunsinane Road, with major damage to the roof line and a tree fell through the living room area. No injuries were ... (click for more)

Rescuers Called Out After Male Hits Head After Fall From Rope Swing; He And Companions Trapped On One Side Of The Creek

Rescue crews were setting up a safety line at the first creek crossing at the Pocket Wilderness at the foot of Mowbray Mountain after a male was injured on Saturday night and he and his companions were blocked by high water. Around 7:30 p.m. , a 911 call was made reporting the male had fallen from a man-made rope swing and hit his head on the rocks below at the Blue Hole ... (click for more)

Whatever Happened To The People's Game Warden?

Earlier this year a Chattanoogan.com article published a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency  (TWRA) Wildlife Officer encouraging readers to turn in anyone keeping or caring for an orphaned raccoon, squirrel, bunny or deer, because it may have rabies or pose a danger to some fictitious person.   In another  article, the TWRA Officer invaded a girl's home, seized ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Einstein Explains Insanity

In September of 2002, a detailed study of “Tennessee Schools on Notice” was prepared by the state’s Office of Education Accountability. This was when Senator Bob Corker was the Mayor of Chattanooga and it proves, pretty thoroughly I might add, that after millions upon millions of extra dollars have been poured down the collective drains at schools such as Orchard Knob, Clifton Hills, ... (click for more)