March 8, 2013

Athens police substation named for black officers

Associated Press

ATHENS — Athens-Clarke County police are naming a department substation after the city’s first black police officers.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports ( that Thursday marked the 51st anniversary of the Rev. Archibald Killian and the late Donald Moon taking their oaths as Athens’ first black officers.

Police and local leaders marked the occasion at a Thursday ceremony by naming the Baxter Street police substation for the two men.

Killian and Moon’s daughter Sandra Scott were present as the new sign was unveiled for the 5-year-old building. It will be called the Moon-Killian Building.