Having attended the Gwinnett County Civilian Police Academy, I have been impressed with police people. With Doraville Police Chief John King out of the office, I met Capt. Jamey S. Brown, S.W.A.T. commander for the Doraville police department. Trim, muscled, I instantly felt safer.
He seemed like someone with whom I’d like to go fishing. Finding that I was from the era in history that he most admires, we talked for over an hour, covering topics of mutual concern. The captain is especially interested in senior citizens in Doraville. The Doraville Civilian Police Academy provides an education in raw reality.
He showed me impressive firepower, indicating that the police are not out-gunned, which is good with burgeoning crime. Some regions of the world provide migratory predators, some regions provide victims. Doraville has both, and it is Capt. Brown’s responsibility to stand between them. I’m glad he is on the side of the good guys.
Bill York of Stone Mountain is a novelist, freelance writer and retired furrier.