Honoring Our Community Heroes


Every year, The American Legion Post 57 proudly celebrates the dedication and valor of law enforcement officers in our community through the recognition of Outstanding Law Enforcement Officers. This prestigious award acknowledges individuals who go above and beyond the call of duty, exemplifying a commitment to both professional excellence and community service.


The criteria for the award are stringent yet reflective of the multifaceted responsibilities inherent in law enforcement. Recipients are not only exceptional in their enforcement duties but also actively engaged in serving and supporting the community they protect. It's not just about upholding the law; it's about making a tangible, positive impact on the lives of those they serve.


Central to the selection process is the demonstration of a well-rounded approach to law enforcement. Beyond fulfilling the basic requirements of their roles, recipients have exhibited a distinct pattern of going the extra mile, whether through acts of bravery, exceptional leadership, or innovative problem-solving. These officers are the embodiment of the values that The American Legion stands for – service, integrity, and sacrifice.


One crucial aspect considered in the evaluation is the presence of heroic acts. These are instances where officers have placed themselves in harm's way to protect others, often displaying courage and selflessness in the face of danger. These acts serve as poignant reminders of the inherent risks that come with the profession and the unwavering commitment of these individuals to safeguard their communities.


The culmination of this recognition occurs annually at Post 57's 4 Chaplains Ceremony, held in February. This solemn occasion provides a fitting backdrop for honoring these exemplary individuals, paying tribute to their unwavering dedication and selfless service. It's a moment to reflect on the sacrifices made by those who wear the uniform and to express our profound gratitude for their tireless efforts.


In honoring these law enforcement officers, The American Legion Post 57 reaffirms its commitment to recognizing and supporting the heroes among us. These men and women represent the best of our community – individuals who embody the values of honor, duty, and service. Their contributions extend far beyond enforcing the law; they are integral pillars of our society, ensuring the safety and well-being of all who call our community home.


As we gather each February to present this award, we do so with a deep sense of appreciation and respect for these remarkable individuals. They are the guardians of our communities, the everyday heroes who stand ready to protect and serve at a moment's notice. Through their actions, they inspire us all to strive for excellence and to give back to the communities that have given us so much.


In honoring our Outstanding Law Enforcement Officers, we honor the very essence of service and sacrifice. They are the embodiment of courage, integrity, and dedication, and we are proud to celebrate their achievements and contributions to our community.


We honored:


Newnan Police Department Criminal Investigation Division 2023.


Coweta County Sheriff’s Office

Officer Brandon Ganey


Officer Eric Minx ( In memoriam) I want to do this plaque a little differently.


State Police Officer


TFC. L. Alex Mitchell