The GBI announced this week that they have arrested Fairmount Police Chief Chandler Walter, 31, of Calhoun, and Fairmount Police Officer Olan Mark Lowe, 48, of Calhoun, and charged each with False Official Certificates and Writings by Officers.
On Thursday, June 11, 2020, the Gordon County District Attorney requested the GBI Region 1 Calhoun office to investigate allegations that Chief Walter and Officer Lowe had falsified Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) records and improperly used the GCIC/CJIS network during a test. The chief and officer were placed on administrative leave at the start of this investigation by the city.
Fairmount Mayor Steven Brannon announced via press release Monday afternoon that both had resigned their positions. Brannon said the two had been on administrative leave since June 15 pending the outcome of the investigation but voluntarily resigned following their arrests.
The chief and officer were placed on administrative leave at the start of this investigation by the city.