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Alpharetta cop wins Governor's Public Safety Award
Alpharetta cop wins Governor's Public Safety Award

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- An officer with the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety recently received a prestigious award from Governor Nathan Deal.

Terry Joyner was among a select group of people statewide to win the Governor's Public Safety Award. This honor is given to courageous Georgians who have done something heroic or dedicated their lives to giving to their communities.

Joyner, a former Roswell Police chief, received his award at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. Alpharetta Department of Public Safety director Gary George accompanied him to the ceremony.

"I am so proud of Terry's lifetime of service and the recognition he received today," George said after the event. "He exemplifies the public safety profession and the type of employees we have in Alpharetta public safety."

Joyner is the man behind Alpharetta's "Your Car is Not a Safe" program, which encourages residents to hide valuables and reduce their risk of becoming victims of car break-ins. Joyner is also the department's community relations officer.

Learn more about the Governor's Public Safety Awards at gpstc.org.

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