Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity and military veterans from The Home Depot's Veteran Build program built a playhouse last year for the children of slain Locust Grove police officer Chase Maddox.

Habitat for Humanity, Home Depot workers to help son of slain Locust Grove police officer

Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity and Team Depot, a volunteer group of workers at The Home Depot, are partnering to build an accessibility ramp soon for the son of fallen Locust Grove police officer Chase Maddox.

The group plans to construct the ramp March 15 at the Griffin home of Chase’s widow, Alex Maddox, whose son, Bradin, has cerebral palsy. The construction is Southern Crescent’s first step in what is expected to be extensive work to make the family’s home accessible for Bradin.

Locust Grove police officer Chase Maddox was helping two Henry County deputies issue a failure to appear warrant in February 2018 when he was shot three times during a shootout. The subject of the warrant, Tierre Guthrie, was shot and killed.

“In the midst of this tragedy, we hoped that in some meaningful way we could help the family,” Southern Crescent CEO Cynthia Jenkins said in a release. “Gratefully, Team Depot has stepped in to fund a portion of the project to make this home barrier-free for Bradin. We hope to receive additional funds to complete the needed accessible ramps, bathroom modifications and chairlift.”

Team Depot contributed $10,000 in gift cards to jumpstart the project, Southern Crescent Habitat leaders said. The Home Depot Foundation also donated $10,000. 

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