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City of Atlanta Fire Department to Posthumously Honor Joshua DeWitt Stukes
Posted Date: 3/24/2017 4:00 PM
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Mayor’s Office of Communications 
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Anne Torres, Director
404-330-6423, office
404-904-2618, cell
amtorres@atlantaga.gov
                                                                 
Christina Cruz-Benton, Press Information Officer
404-546-1465, office
404-807-2438, cell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2017

Media Advisory

City of Atlanta Fire Department to Posthumously Honor Joshua DeWitt Stukes

Dedicated volunteer will be promoted to Honorary Chief Officer

WHO: 

Chief Joel G. Baker
Shirley Anne Smith, Executive Director, Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation
Ashley Stukes West, CEO, Joshua Stukes Foundation, Inc.
Alfreda Stukes, President, Joshua Stukes Foundation, Inc.
Pam Bozek, President, The Ronnie Thames Foundation
Stella King, Preparedness and Partnership Manager, American Red Cross of Georgia
Walter Jordan, Founder and CEO, Team Impact

WHAT: The City of Atlanta Fire Rescue Department will host a special ceremony to recognize and award Joshua DeWitt Stukes with the status of Posthumous Honorary Chief Officer, the highest level of recognition for civilians/firefighters.

Honored for his passionate dedication to community service, Joshua Stukes was a 23 year old City of Atlanta resident who passed away on March 24, 2016, after being struck by a vehicle as he was offering aide to a person involved in a car accident. During the ceremony, family members will announce the creation of the Joshua Stukes Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to award scholarships and educate young people on health and emergency preparedness.

WHEN:

Saturday, March 25, 2017
1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Atlanta Public Safety Headquarters
226 Peachtree Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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