On April 6, the Georgia Police Memorial Wall will be traveling through Clayton and Spalding counties to honor two local fallen officers, Stewart, a former Spalding County sheriff, and Clayton County Sheriff’s Office deputy Rick Daly of Zebulon.
Spalding County Sheriff Wendell Beam and the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office have invited the community “to join us in this historic event,” which will be held at Wyomia Tyus Olympic Park on Cowan Road in Griffin. Members of the Sheriff’s Office, Spalding County government officials, and family and friends of the Stewart family will be attending.
Beam invited the community to “come out and join us as we honor Sheriff Stewart and support his family at this event.”
On April 6, the wall will be escorted from Fayette County to Clayton County, where Daly will be honored. From there the wall will be escorted to Spalding County to honor Stewart.
The wall will begin its journey from Clayton County to Spalding County at noon on April 6, and the ceremony will take place at about 1 p.m. at the park.
Stewart died July 3 from injuries sustained in a traffic accident on June 23. He was serving his third term as sheriff and had more than 40 years of law enforcement experience as sheriff and with the Griffin Police Department.
Daly died July 20 after being shot during a traffic stop of an armed robbery suspect. He had more than 25 years of law enforcement experience with the Clayton County police and sheriff’s departments.