November 26, 2013

Mayor of south Georgia city denied police protection

Associated Press

DAWSON — Dawson city leaders have voted against providing 24-hour police protection for the mayor after he was shot at his house on Halloween night.

WALB-TV reported Monday ( ) that an attorney for Dawson Mayor Christopher Wright is asking city council to reconsider their decision against providing the mayor of the south Georgia city with protection.

Wright’s attorney William Godfrey says the mayor is still recovering from the shooting and won’t feel comfortable until an arrest is made.

Information on the shooter’s potential motive and a description of the suspect was not immediately available.

City leaders say concerns over liabilities and the approximate $16,000 monthly cost of round-the-clock protection factored into their decision.

Dawson is about 25 miles northwest of Albany.


Information from: WALB-TV,