2020 Fallen Officers Memorial Shirt

There were 315  law enforcement officers that sacrificed their lives in the line of duty in 2020.  This fallen law enforcement memorial shirt depicts the name of every one of them. The proceeds from this shirt support the Police Unity Tour and the National Law...

2019 5K Sponsors

As we prepare for the 8th Annual Buddy Christian 5K, we wanted to take a minute to thank our sponsors. We could not put on our annual 5K without the generous support of our sponsors. Our sponsors represent some of the finest companies in their markets, and we...

Cops for a Cure Donates $5,000 to Loran Smith Center

On February 10, 2016, Melissa Christian (Buddy Christian Foundation), Sgt. Richard McDougald (Athens-Clarke County Police Department), and a contingent of other Athens-Clarke County Police Department employees presented a $5,000 check to the Loran Smith Center for...

Buddy Kit Livesavers Named Officers of the Year

Each January the Athens-Clarke County Police Department names an officer the “Sworn Employe of the Year” for an extraordinary act of heroism or service. Last Thursday, the agency deviated from the norm – they named TWO officers of the year. Congratulations to Chris...

Cops for a Cure Donates $8,000 to Loran Smith Center

On November 13, 2014, Melissa Christian (Buddy Christian Foundation CEO), Sgt. Richard McDougald (Athens-Clarke County Police Department), and a contingent of other Athens-Clarke County Police Department employees presented an $8,000 check to the Loran Smith Center...