The Atlanta Police Department will hold its 21th Annual Memorial Service next week and the service will be dedicated to Senior Police Officer Gail Denise Thomas, the second Atlanta female police officer to be killed in the line of duty.
On Jan. 24, Thomas, a Zone 5 officer, was struck by a vehicle driven by a suspected drunken driver while assisting another officer at a traffic accident on the Brookwood Interchange ramp in between Midtown and Buckhead.
Thomas was a 20-year city employee, 15 of which she spent as an APD officer. The service will take place on Tuesday, May 1 at 11 a.m., in the Atrium at City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue.
The memorial speaker will be Dr. Marnie Crumpler, Executive Pastor of Peachtree Presbyterian Church, in Atlanta.
The Atlanta Police Department is the largest Law Enforcement Agency in the state of Georgia, as