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Recent events have dictated the posting of some articles that I cut out from the Marietta Daily Journal during the summer of 1981. These articles had a direct impact on my family back then because I was one of those that wore the blue uniform of the Cobb County Police Department. Much like today it seems to be deja vu all over again for Cobb County Public Safety with some of the same issues rearing its ugly head almost 38 years later involving pay and pensions.

As you read the articles a couple of the commissioners mentioned in one or two articles they heard the officers organized and were not aware of issues within Public Safety, but were willing to talk. Today in 2019 the common response from our elected leaders is "Public Safety is our #1 Priority" but I am only one vote. I need at least 2 others to make it happen. Not sure why there cannot be common ground and this is how we are going to resolve this issue today not a year or more from now.

Please note some of these were full page articles in the Marietta Daily Journal. I had to cut some of the articles in half, then include on the next page so the whole article can be read.

Jimmy Stephens, Secretary Lodge 13

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These articles originally appeared in the
Marietta Daily Journal during the summer of 1981

Lodge #13 is made up of both active and retired Law Enforcement Officers in the North Metro Atlanta area. We serve the Cobb, Cherokee, Douglas and Paulding County area. We are the largest lodge in Georgia with 690+ members. Tradition dictates our first responsibily is to our members well being and the law enforcement community as a whole. We also have a long standing tradition of being active in our community and giving back via several of our community programs. Please click on our "Event Gallery" & "Community Outreach" to see how we are involved.

The Lodge supports local youth athletic programs through donations via members requests. Our biggest program continues to be the “Cops n Kids” (formerly known as Shop With A Cop) event. At our annual event event on December 12 & 14, 2018 we served 160 kids from local schools and the Calvary Children's Home at our annual shopping event.

Lodge #13 continues to be in the forefront of growth and activity and is a proud member of the greatest law enforcement organization in America, the Fraternal Order of Police.