Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy Evan Shaw

The Buckhead Business Association during its Oct. 25 luncheon honored three public safety employees for their service.

The awards, presented during the BBA’s Signature Luncheon, went to:

– Lt. Bret Bieri with the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department for his years of service.

– Deputy Evan Shaw with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department for his off-duty heroics in responding to an accident involving a tractor

Atlanta Police Officer Ronald Stoddard


– Officer Ronald Stoddard with the Atlanta Police Department, who was working during the event and could not attend. Stoddard foiled an armed robber by using data from a stolen iPhone to track down the suspect using “ping” signals to determine the suspect’s location.

Lt. Bret Bieri, Atlanta Fire Rescue Department

Dan Whisenhunt wrote for Reporter Newspapers from 2011-2014. He is the founder and editor of Decaturish.com