Sunday, June 5, 2016

Memorial Service Announced UPDATE

Obituary for Thomas L. Reiner

7/10/1965 – 5/31/2016

My beloved “Tommy Boy”.

It is impossible to accurately describe this incredible man with any quantity of words. You have to know him to appreciate all that he was to so many of us who loved him.

Tommy could regale us with stories of his wonderful childhood, and his school years as well as life events he shared with his loving parents, brothers and family friends.

He was a busy young man who began working at the age of 11 at the local hardware store near his home in Decatur. With him being so young he was required to request approval from the state office, which he received and so began his work life and the great experiences that followed.

Tommy found the profession he loved when he joined the DeKalb County Police Department in November 1987 where he was employed until his retirement in May 2015………and he never took a sick day.

This was typical Tommy………. when you have a job to do, do it to the best of your ability, don’t let others down, show up for work, show up on time, show up with all appropriate equipment and look professional.

During his career he moved and promoted through various positions within the department and retired as a Lieutenant while assigned to the Tucker Precinct. He joined DeKalb’s Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) early in his career and became a “Lifetime Member”.

Tommy served as the Past President for 9 years, currently resided on the FOP board, managed the FOP Fundraising office and participated for 25 years with DeKalb FOP’s Santa Cop program which paired police officers from multiple jurisdictions in DeKalb County with needy children for a special day of Christmas shopping and community involvement.

He served as the current president of the William E. Peacock Jr. Charitable Foundation. The most recent project that Tommy poured his soul and time into was the creation of “My Brother’s House”. “My Brother’s House” provides temporary housing for families of law enforcement officers, who are seriously ill/injured, and need access to the Atlanta area for specialty medical care/facilities.

Since his retirement last year, he continued his involvement with the FOP, maintained communication with his police family and hoped to be able to spend more time with his family and friends. He loved being involved with real estate ventures and had begun to spend more time on this hobby.

Most importantly, he loved God, his family, friends and his animal babies (Jake, Dolly, Lassie, Muppet, Nibbles, Trouble, Tina, Tigger, Tiger and Thomas), yes he had 10 babies, 5 dogs and 5 cats.

He wanted to live to the age of 100, at least. However, being the man that he was and anyone who spent time with him knew that he crammed more life into an hour than most can do in a day.

His level of energy and ability to talk endlessly could make your head spin and I think this began when he was very young. Tommy’s precious mother Carole told us last year that she considered having 6 children until Tommy was born. After returning home from his first day of school – he asked” Mom, how long do I have to do this?”. Do I need to say more? J.

His quick wit and sense of humor was part of his charm and his ability to constantly entertain and will be greatly missed. He loved to share his many life lessons he had learned from the special people in his life; and he shared them with others, for their benefit, and sometimes, whether they wanted to hear them or not J.

Tommy was preceded in death by his father Eugene Jacob Reiner, so loved and respected by Tommy, for his strength and love for his family. Survivors include his mother whom he loved dearly, Carole Reiner of Crofton BC, Canada, Tommy was happy if his mother was happy, his brother John Reiner and wife (Trudy) of Carlsbad, CA, brother Robert Reiner and wife (Shannon), their daughter McKenzie and her son Nolan of Canada. Tommy so loved and respected his brothers, loved his niece and was so proud of her, he carried her picture above the visor in his police unit for many years as if she was his own daughter. Tommy was looking forward to spending time with Nolan, but no worries, we all have lots of stories to pass on to him.

His wife Kellie Hughett and daughter (Katelyn Battles) and her husband (Jason) of New Port Richey, FL, father in law (Julian R. Spence), brother in law (Julian D. Spence) and wife (Katherine) and their son (Sam), sister in law (Debbie Sisk) and her children (Connor and Mariah), sister in law (Julie Blackburn) and husband (Todd) and their children (Abbey and Sophie), Bryan Clements, Rickey Hughett and Don Wrathell, best buddies and partners in crime and many more extended family members.

He loved us and we loved him so much, his loss is still unbelievable and so painful but we trust in God to give us strength and peace and we pray the same for those of you who are suffering.

Gary Carter of Canada, cousin of his mom Carole - a character and teacher that Tommy so loved and admired. The Menger’s of Decatur, Fred and Lib (Elizabeth), were like an extension of his parents after they moved to Canada, teaching him and loving him so much over the years. Clarence (Guy) Lane, providing Tommy with love and guidance. The Hickman, Wiggs, Spangenberg and Sheirling families, the Tucker Gang and so many more that loved our Tommy and his antics.

In honor of Tommy, his family and his public safety brethren we will have a Memorial Service on June 11, 2016 at 1200 Hours at Rehoboth Baptist Church, 2997 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker, GA 30084. We want this to be a cheerful and inspiring event. If you would like to speak at the service, please contact Jeff Wiggs @ 404-539-5429 or you may email him at

Tommy believed in the good of the FOP for the officers and the community. Thrifty as he was, he certainly would not want anyone to buy flowers or spend your money on him. However, if you are not a member of the FOP he would encourage you to become a member and if you would like to donate to “My Brother’s House” please send your donation to the William E. Peacock Jr, Lodge #10, Attn: MBH, 1238 Ridge Ave, Stone Mountain, GA 30083.


Kellie Hughett

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Retired Lieutenat Tom Reiner Dies

Retired Lieutenant Tom Reiner has died of a massive stroke. Details are pending and will be posting as soon as possible.

Go in peace brother!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Retired Major Buddy King Dies

Retired Major Buddy King died after a lengthily illness.

Details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Go in peace brother.

Monday, March 14, 2016

What Our Brother Blogger In Chicago Says About Cedric The Entertainer. God Speed Chicago P.D.

From Second City Cop

Superintendent Names Leaking
  • The African-American public safety director of DeKalb County, Georgia, outside Atlanta, has emerged as a front-runner to replace fired Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, sources said Thursday.

    Cedric Alexander is a high-ranking official in the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy.

    His resume includes stints as police chief of Rochester, New York, deputy commissioner of the New York State Police and security director for the Transportation Security Administration at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Golly, another outsider. It's almost like the past decade of incompetent "merit" promotions have driven away anyone actually capable of advancing through the ranks. If that doesn't tell you everything you need to know about this Department at the moment, nothing will.

Those Pesky Disclosures

Posted on GeorgiaPol on

There is a Democratic primary for District Attorney in DeKalb County, pitting the incumbent Robert James against the current county solicitor Sherry Boston.

First, Richard Hyde – of Mike Bowers/Richard Hyde fame investigating the County – contributed to Robert’s campaign in the middle of the DeKalb investigation (Robert was the focus of part of the investigation).

 See disclosure here:
hyde line robert james
Bowers/Hyde report was issued on September 30, 2015, which is two months after this contribution was made.

So while the District Attorney (among others) was being investigated by Hyde, he solicited (presumably), was given, and accepted, a contribution from the investigator. That’s odd at best.
Second, Chris Chestnut contributed to Robert’s campaign 8 days after Robert indicted a police officer for killing Anthony Hill (the naked veteran who the police officer allegedly killed).  Chestnut represents Hill’s estate (or family).  So, 8 days after an indictment, the attorney for the victim’s family makes a contribution to the DA who brought the charges . . .

Here is the Chris Chestnut contribution
chestnut disclosure robert james

Robert James indicted Officer Robert Olson on 1/21.
This contribution was made 8 days later.

And this is why you read disclosures. All kinds of fun stuff in there. They are like a Selena Montgomery novel.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Stan Watson Wants to be Tax Commissioner

You read that right. Stan Watson wants to be tax commissioner. Are you kidding me?

Do the tax payers of DeKalb really want this man's hands in the till?

Click here to read more.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

City of Brookhaven Seeks Payday Loan

The Brookhaven City Council will discuss consideration and approval of a short term loan for $3,500,000 during the city council meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday at Brookhaven City Hall, 4362 Peachtree Road.

The city would use the money to pay bills while waiting for tax revenue to be available. Those funds aren’t expected until close to the end of the fiscal year.

Another agenda item considered is the Intergovernmental Agreement with Georgia Department of Transportation and MARTA for the Peachtree Road Livable Center Initiative for pedestrian and streetscape improvements. The council will also consider approval of the revision to the city’s Paid Time Off and Sick Time Benefits Policy.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

We'll See

Raises may be on the way for DeKalb police officers and firefighters, who have long complained that pay is a primary reason the county losing public safety employees to nearby departments.

The DeKalb Commission plans to vote Thursday on a $1.32 billion annual budget that includes pay raises of at least 4 percent for public safety, sanitation and watershed employees. In all, about 2,800 government employees — nearly half the county’s workforce — would receive higher paychecks starting in May.

AJC, Mark Niesse

Monday, February 15, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Dr. Alexander and DeKalb Fire Condone Lying Against Police

A Stone Mountain police officer is clearly a victim of false accusations, down right lies, against him.

As the video clearly shows, 2 of DeKalb's finest fire employees made up allegations so strong, without the video, he faced suspension or termination.

Doc Cedric is in charge of the fire department. So why have these 2 employees, Captain Terrell Davis and Krystal Cathcart not been fired yet? Why have they not been arrested yet for false report?

Who is this idiot Chief D.D. Fullum? He  says "the incident involves Stone Mountain Police but If  any other information arises and warrants further attention he will be happy to look into it further."
WTF? They lied! And they lied against a fellow police officer! What more does he need?

And just a couple of more questions: Was this fire Captain Terrell Davis on duty when he was pulled over? Even though he was in a private vehicle? Sure looks like he is wearing a fire bubba hat. And why was Ms. Krystal Cathcart following him wearing her fire department garb and credentials? Was she suppose to be at work? Are they married? To each other?

When we brought up the question if they were on their way to a rendezvous, someone made the comment, "surely not, 'cause she's skank ass ugly."

So is this whole situation.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Retired Sergeant Phil Chesney Dies

Philip C. Chesney of Loganville, Georgia passed away on January 11, 2016 after a long struggle with Parkinson's Disease.

 Philip is survived by his wife, Linda M. Chesney, daughters, Tracy (Chad) Weaver of Mount Holly, North Carolina, and Heather (Jason) Abner of Loganville, Georgia, grandchildren, Houston and Brinley Abner of Loganville, Georgia, Zach Weaver of Mount Holly, North Carolina and Chase Weaver of Charlotte, North Carolina.

 Philip was a DeKalb County Police Officer for 33 years and served two tours in the United States Marine Corps.

 Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 14 from 5 PM to 7 PM at Eternal Hills Funeral Home, Snellville, Georgia and funeral service will be on Friday, January 15 at 11 AM at Highlands Presbyterian Church, Grayson, Georgia. Interment will be in Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Highlands Presbyterian Church, 830 Grayson Parkway, Grayson, Georgia 30017.