Memorial To Be Held For Fallen Walker County K-9 Deputy

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
A public memorial service has been scheduled for Walker County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Deputy Tanja who was shot and killed in the line of duty on Friday, according to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson.

Tanja, her handler Deputy Donnie Brown, other sheriff’s deputies and state parole officers were attempting to arrest Steven Lee Waldemer, 58, of 377 Moon Lake Road, Walker County, Menlo, Ga., on felony warrants at about 3:45 p.m. last Friday when the shooting happened. Waldemer was arrested and charged with multiple felonies.

Tanja died at the scene and Deputy Brown sustained injuries to his jaw and neck. Deputy Brown was treated and released from Erlanger Hospital.

The public memorial service will be held on Friday, at 11 a.m. at the Walker County Civic Center, 10052 North Highway 27, Rock Spring, Ga. 30739.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to We Ride to Provide, Inc., 15 Hunnington Place, Covington, Ga. 30016.

Emergency service personnel and vehicles who desire to participate in a memorial procession are asked to stage in the rear parking lot of LaFayette High School, 5178 Round Pond Road, Lafayette, Ga. 30728 at 10 a.m. on Friday.

For additional information or questions, contact Deputy Dewayne Brown at 706 638-5570 or Sgt. Chris Anderson at 706 638-1909, Ext. 232.


Top Hamilton County Salaries

Here are the top salaries for Hamilton County: METCALFE, JAMES K MEDCIAL EXAMINER $186,175 ... (click for more)

Top City Of Chattanooga Salaries

Here are the top salaries for the city of Chattanooga: Bean, Russell J       City Judge        $170,537.41 Paty, Sherry B City Judge        $170,537.41 Berke, Andrew L.        Mayor  $161,030 Fletcher, Frederick Allen Police Chief     ... (click for more)

A Disturbing Trend At Exit 11 - And Response (6)

So, am I the first to notice a trend?   How many wrecks does exit 11 need before anyone asks "whats up with that?"  I have lost count of the wrecks that continue to happen, even after last year's awful loss of life (which I believe 51 percent of the blame should fall on the THP officer on duty).  The problem with this section of interstate are sight lines ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden This July

I can never remember a day in July when my garden, my lawn, my dogwood tree, and my ferns are all wilting for lack of rain. Right now we are more than eight inches under our average rainfall for the first six months and, on this wonderful weekend, those who love firecrackers are urged to keep a pail of water in case a spark could cause a fire. On the other hand, every July 4 th ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Whips Dalton For Top Spot In Blue

The Signal Mountain Green Giants have the upper hand in the Chattanooga Area Swim League’s highly-competitive Blue division and the clinched at least a tie for first place with Thursday’s win over Dalton, but they’ll have to wait until Tuesday before the championship celebration can officially begin. The Green Giants lost to Dalton by 15 points at Dalton in the first week of ... (click for more)

Travis Hale New Softball Coach At Soddy-Daisy

Travis Hale, who spent one year under Wes Skiles being groomed for the job, has been named the new softball coach at Soddy-Daisy High School. Hale, who previously was an assistant coach at Hixson and head coach at Loftis Middle School, was groomed for the job last season working under coach Wes Skiles, who has stepped down after four seasons. “I focused on paying ... (click for more)