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CPD Chief Green takes oath of office

Bloodsworth honored with Life Saving Award, Mason and Telfair honored with Unit Commendation, and McGee formally pinned with new badge

 

Cordele Municipal Judge Rusty Wright administered the oath of office to new Cordele Police Chief Lewis Green on Thursday during a ceremony honoring officers who had demonstrated bravery and gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Green thanked the crowd that filled the courtroom at City Hall after taking the oath. He stressed that his gratitude went first and foremost to God.

“I would like to thank God first,” Green said. “He’s the one who got me here.”

Green also expressed thanks to his family, the members of the Cordele Board of Commissioners, City Manager Edward Beach, and others.

Green then presided over a pinning ceremony for new CPD Patrolman Christopher McGee. McGee graduated from the Georgia Public Safety Training police academy in Tifton in mid-December. McGee’s stepfather, CPD Patrolman Jonathan Cranford pinned McGee’s new CPD badge on his uniform.

Green also presented commendations to three patrol officers. One went to Patrolman Brandy Bloodsworth, who was recognized with a plaque and a citation honoring her with the Department’s Life Saving Award for her quick thinking when she arrived at the scene of a dangerous accident.

CPD Corporal Kim Mason and Patrolman Michael Telfair were honored with Unit Commendations for their actions to assist a citizen who had been hurt when a car struck his bike while he was riding to work. Mason and Telfair purchased a new bicycle and a reflective vest for the man.