The City of Dunwoody Commends Crime Fighters

A Citizen and a Mail Carrier will Receive Special Recognition on Monday, January 14th City Council Meeting for helping Dunwoody Police Fight Crime

Dunwoody, GA – January 11, 2019 – The Dunwoody Police Department and Dunwoody City Council will give special recognition and thanks to two crime fighters during Monday’s City Council Meeting. The meeting will take place on Monday, January 14th at 6:00 p.m. at Dunwoody City Hall, located at 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road.

“Since the creation of the Dunwoody Police Department in 2009, we have made it a priority to work in close partnership with the residents and businesses to provide a safe and secure environment,” said Dunwoody Police Sgt. Robert Parsons.

Dunwoody Police Chief Billy Grogan will present Craig Charles Dowling with a Citizen Commendation for going above and beyond to help police stop a suspect. On November 8, 2018, Mr. Dowling chased down a man who had just the snatched a wallet from a victim at Publix. Dunwoody Police Detective Jared Bradley arrived moments later and took the suspect into custody. The victim’s property was returned and this dangerous criminal was taken off our streets because of Mr. Dowling’s actions.

Chief Grogan will join Dunwoody City Councilwoman Pam Tallmadge in presenting another Citizen Commendation to Kevin Addison, a 37-year employee with the U.S. Postal Service for his action and heroism in helping catch a thief. When Mr. Addison noticed some unusual mail holds along his route in Dunwoody late last year, he alerted his supervisors. Dunwoody Police investigated, conducted a sting and arrested a suspect on several charges, including identity theft. Because of Mr. Addison’s actions, police were able to identify an additional three victims.

Councilwoman Tallmadge lives in the neighborhood targeted by the suspect. Mr. Addison has been on the same Dunwoody route for 15 years.

“We are very fortunate that Kevin knows us all very well and watches out for us,” Councilwoman Tallmadge said. “I have story after story of Kevin going beyond the call of duty.”

“These two extraordinary acts highlight how by working closely together, the Dunwoody Police Department and those we serve can reduce crime and bring offenders to justice,” Sgt. Parsons added.