The Atlanta Lawyer June/July 2019 - Page 27

ILE MEMORIAL EVENT 3 1 4 particularly those serving the downtown area. Words of inspiration were given this year by Vic Reynolds, Director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. A portion of the ceremony focuses on the Police Memorial which was established by the Atlanta Bar Association in 1980 to address public-police tensions at that time. A poignant wreath laying ceremony honored law enforcement officers who have been lost while in service and was accompanied by the bagpipe playing of Amazing Grace. Atlanta Bar Immediate Past President Nicole Iannarone (Georgia State University College of Law) and Atlanta Bar Foundation President Betsy Griswold (United Parcel Service) gave words on the meaning of the monument and the long standing partnership between the Atlanta Bar Association and the Atlanta Police Department. The ceremony ended with a riderless horse tribute accompanied by the playing of “Taps” while a missing man formation flew overhead. Eleven public safety agencies representing the Downtown area participated in the service. Among them are the Atlanta Police Department, Georgia Tech Police, Georgia State University and Emory University Police, MARTA Police and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. The Interagency Law Enforcement Appreciation and Memorial Service has been conducted annually 1 - Police Memorial established by the Atlanta Bar Association: In Honor Of The Brave Service And Dedication of Atlanta Police Officers. 2 - Atlanta Bar Foundation President Betsy C. Griswold (United Parcel Service) speaks to the crowd about the monument. 3 - Riderless Horse used in the special tribute. 4 - Dignitaries and Law Enforcement Representatives during the opening Pledge of Allegiance. The Official News Publication of the Atlanta Bar Association THE ATLANTA LAWYER 27