Bill Will Give Gun & Badge To Retired Law Enforcement Officers
State Representative Eddie Lumsden (R-Armuchee), who represents all of Chattooga and a portion of Floyd County in the Georgia House of Representatives, is slated to present a bill to the House today that will allow police officers to be presented with their badge and gun when they retire.
Lumsden, a retired Georgia State Trooper, is presenting the bill to the full House. SB 198 has already passed in the Georgia State Senate. The bill will allow the Georgia Department of Public Safety the authority to give the guns and badges to law enforcement officers when they retire from service.
The bill has not had any changes since it passed the Senate, so if it passes the House vote today, it will head to Governor Brian Kemp’s desk and is expected to be signed by the governor.
Lumsden sponsored the original bill in the House.