CORDELE, GA (WALB) - Some men and women in blue were honored with promotions and awards Friday morning.
The Cordele Police Department honored eight of their police officers in a quarterly ceremony at City Hall.
Four officers were honored with awards, two were promoted to corporal rank and two new officers will be joining the CPD.
Unit Citation Award Recipients
- Corporal Shawana Davis
- Deputy Jimmy Banks
- Officer Wesley Hutchens
Letter of Accommodation
- Lieutenant Carrie Lull
- Corporal Kimberly Mason
- Corporal Brian Lewis
- James Milliner
- Randall May
"When everybody else is at birthday parties and Christmas parties, these officers are out here working. And with the national narrative currently a lot of scrutiny on law enforcement. We need to recognize the officers that are out here doing the right thing," said Rob Rodriguez, Cordele Police Chief
Rodriguez explained it's very important to recognize those serving our Southwest Georgia communities because they sacrifice so much to help others.