Planted Tree Honors First Responders

Community officials and first responders planted a Winged Elm tree at McKey Park on Feb. 13 in honor of the critical role that first responders play in our community. Pictured from left to right: David Bauch, EMS Administrative Chief; Amy Hall, Valdosta Tree Commission Chairperson; Brian Boutwell, Valdosta Assistant Fire Chief; Sgt. First Class William Tabb, Valdosta GSP Post Commander; Brad Shealy, District Attorney of the Southern Judicial Circuit; Bill Slaughter, Lowndes County Board of Commissioners Chairman; Larry Hanson, Valdosta City Manager; Alan Rowe, VSU Chief of Police; John Gayle, Valdosta Mayor; and Brian Childress, Valdosta Chief of Police. For more information on other Arbor Week events visit

Posted by Sementha Mathews Monday, February 13, 2017 3:21:00 PM Categories: Engineering Press Release Public Information