On Monday, November 2, 2020, Chick-Fil-A (Douglas) honored 100 Community Heroes in Coffee County for their dedication of service to our community. A community hero is someone who consistently goes above and beyond serving those around them. This person often puts the needs of others ahead of themselves. Community heroes offer their courage, strength and self-sacrifice to benefit people who may never know them by name. Chick-Fil-A encouraged peers and co-workers to nominate a community hero within their organization. “Douglas and Coffee County are blessed to have a wealth of everyday community heroes who work to make this town the best it can be”, says Douglas Mayor, Tony Paulk. “Congratulations to everyone in the community that Chick-Fil-A recognized as a Community Hero and a special congratulations to our City of Douglas employees that received the honor.”
Matt Baker (Owner & Operator of Chick-Fil-A Douglas), Jessica Baker, Archie Rish, and members of the Chick-Fil-A Douglas team present, Charlie Davis (City Manager), Georgia Henderson (Community Development Director), Michael Hudson (Douglas Utilities Director), Jeffery Ingram (Asst. Customer Service Manager), Carl Murray (Senior Utility Tech), Willie Styles (Utility Tech), Cpl. Patrick West (Police Department Community Relations Officer), and Mayor Tony Paulk (not pictured), with free Chick-Fil-A for one year.
Members of the City and County Public Safety Agencies were honored by the Chick-Fil-A team as Community Heroes. Receiving the recognition from the Douglas Fire Department was John Brown, Klief Bussey, and Wade Carver. Officers of the Douglas Police Department that were recognized as Community Heroes were Cpl. Patrick West, Cpl. Mason Cater, Cpl. Brittany O'Steen, and Captain Jerome Perkins.