Remembering Former School Patrol Chief Peggie Bullard

Thursday, September 05, 2013

I was saddened to learn today of the passing of my good friend School Patrol Chief Peggie Bullard. She'd had been sick for several years.

Chief Bullard served with the Chatanooga Police Department for about 34 years working her way through the ranks in school patrol to the position of chief. I worked with her for over 30 years in the police and fire department's Forgotten Child Fund.

She worked very hard every Christmas trying to help make sure hundreds of with children had a Christmas.

I think she was happiest the year we elected her president. I cherish the good times we had during those cold Decembers working with the Forgotten Child Fund. She was by my side every Christmas at the shopping centers to help raise money. I would ride with her on Christmas Eve as we delivered toys on the Santa train. It made the chief extra happy to see the children smile when Santa delivered the gifts.

The community has lost one of its finest citizens. Her husband, Dr. A.J. Bullard Sr., passed away a weeks months ago. Peggie was devoted to her husband and family. She will be missed.

Peggie was an exceptional lady and one of my best friends.   

Earl Freudenberg


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