Public Safety

Published on June 1st, 2015 |


Coalition honored for civic service; offers reward in home invasions

The Buckhead Coalition was presented a resolution Monday by Atlanta City Council commending the coalition for its civic services—particularly its Atlanta Police Department “Trauma Kit” program.

Buckhead Coal;ition President Sam Massell, left, receives City Council certificate from Council President Ceasar Mitchell.

Buckhead Coaliition President Sam Massell, left, receives City Council certificate from Council President Ceasar Mitchell.

The presentation by City Council President Ceasar Mitchell came just days after the Coalition offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for the Jan. 31 home invasion on Randall Mill Road and the second, May 26 on Paces Ridge Road.

Although no major physical harm occurred in either incident, Coalition president Sam Massell made clear, “It is of paramount importance to the public safety of those who live, visit, work, and play in this Community that such heinous criminal behavior be vigilantly protected against.”

Massell thanked Atlanta Police Zone 2 Commander Maj. Van Hobbs for deploying strategic manpower methods throughout the Neighborhoods to prevent any such further acts of this type and to ensure the safety of our Buckhead Community.

The City Council certificate presented to the Coalition states appreciation and applauds “all the work the leaders of this organization do in our community for the citizens of Atlanta.”

The “Trauma Kit” Program is one of the Coalition’s more recent initiatives, which was started as a pilot idea with 30 Kits. Added to that were 30 each from the Midtown Alliance and Central Atlanta Progress and then contributions were invited from the general public.

The Kits are for frontline officers in APD, to save lives from the loss of blood if injured in the line of duty. The Kits cost only $50 each, and can be bought in singles up to hundreds, on which the donors will be identified.

Massell pointed out that the goal is to provide approximately 1,000, of which the original 30 has now grown to 645, “so we are pleased we are over half-way there.”

Those wanting to contribute can do so through the Coalition by contacting Garth Peters at 404-233-2228, or send their donation directly to the State Bank & Trust Co. “Trauma Kit Account” at 3399 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1900, 30326.

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