Senator David Perdue Addresses Georgia Sheriffs’ Association

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January 24, 2019 Casey Black, 202-224-1324

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Senator David Perdue Addresses Georgia Sheriffs’ Association

“I want all law enforcement officers to know I’m proud of them, I appreciate what they do, and I’ve got their backs.” 

ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joins the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association’s Winter Conference in Atlanta, Georgia:

“Georgia is home to some of the most impressive law enforcement officers in the nation,” said Senator Perdue. “Our sheriffs are pillars of the community and work every day to preserve peace, prevent crime, and protect all Georgians. It was great to hear directly from many of our state’s sheriffs. Their input is critical as we work to increase public safety and improve school security. I want all law enforcement officers to know I’m proud of them, I appreciate what they do, and I’ve got their backs.”

“Senator Perdue has a sincere commitment to ensuring the safety of all Georgians,” said Terry Norris, Executive Director of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association. “We greatly appreciate his presence at the Sheriffs’ Winter Training Conference and his long-standing support of the Constitutional Office of Sheriff and the many dedicated women and men who perform the duties of deputy sheriffs and jailers.”


Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.

Larry David (Red) Swanson: Obituary


Larry David (Red) Swanson

OCTOBER 31, 1944 ~ NOVEMBER 7, 2018 (AGE 74)

Mr. Larry David ( Red ) Swanson age 74 of Chatsworth passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

Mr. Swanson was a 1964 graduate of Murray County High School, served in the United States Navy, Navy Reserve and the National Guard for 16 years. Served as a Peace Officier with Murray County Sheriffs Office for 18 years and was the first officer to teach the DARE program and a Corrections Officer with the State of Georgia in the Mobile Construction Unit for 10 years. Larry was a member of Dalton American Legion Post 112 where he was the Junior Vice President and Sergent at Arms. Mr. Swanson was a member of the 40/8 and elite group of men and women the that were veterans.  He also was a member of The Murray County Veterans Memorial Committee and one of the founding fathers that built the Murray County Veterans Park.

He was preceded in death by his Grandmother Flossie Swanson, mother Thelma Swanson Blackburn. sister, Becky Delarosa, brother and sisters in law C. T. (Wilma) Swanson and Frances Swanson.

Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Betty Swanson, Children Kristie Swanson and Kelly Swanson all of Chatsworth. Brother J. E. Swanson of Chatsworth. Grandchildren Diana Young of Blue Ridge, Julia Swanson of Opelika, AL Amy Swanson and Chloe Swanson both of Hixson, TN.  Great Grand Daughter Mckinnley Young of Blue Ridge several Nieces, nephews and cousins survive.

Visitation will be Saturday 6 till 9 pm at Shawn Chapman Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers Please make donations to The Murray County Veterans Memorial Fund, 120 East Cherokee Street, Chatsworth, GA 30705.

Services will be held at a later time.

Arrangements made with integrity by Shawn Chapman Funeral Home and Crematory.

David Michael Weaver: Obituary

David Michael Weaver

September 22, 1953 – October 24, 2018

David Michael Weaver, age 65, of Chatsworth passed away on October 24, 2018 at Hamilton Medical Center.

He was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Mary Weaver; parents, Ralph and Ina Ruth Weaver; brother, Steven Weaver; sister, Shelia Weaver; grandfather, Robert “Bob” Weaver; and grandmother, Mamie Lou Weaver Fouts.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, David Michael, Jr. and Amy Weaver of Dug Gap; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Gayle and Nathan Duckett of Chatsworth; brothers and sister-in-law, Dan and Dora Weaver of Eton and Jeffrey Weaver of Chatsworth; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Billy Witherow of Eton; grandchildren, Matthew Duckett, Chad and Tanessa Duckett, and Benjamin Weaver; and several dear extended family members.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, October 29, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory of Chatsworth is in charge of the arrangements.

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