Chase Maddox
1991 - 2018
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Chase Maddox was a natural-born police officer, said a childhood friend. The McDonough-bred newlywed, whose second child is due any day, was the only one of Locust Grove's 23 officers hired straight out of high school, a fulfillment of his desire to protect and serve.
Maddox, 26, was killed Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 in a shooting while he was on duty serving as backup for two Henry County sheriff's deputies who were serving an arrest warrant in Locust Grove.
Josh Garrison said he and Maddox became friends when they were 9 years old. Maddox was the more outgoing one, "always willing to try anything," he said. "You wanted to hang around Chase. He was crazy in a good way."
Maddox's decision to become a police officer came as no shock to Garrison.
"I wasn't surprised when he went straight into the force. I knew he would be perfect for that," he said. "He wanted to help people, so that made sense why he chose that job."
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Gov. Nathan Deal orders flags at half-staff to honor slain Locust Grove officer

Funeral information: 11 a.m .Saturday, Feb. 17 at Glen Haven Baptist Church in McDonough. The address is 345 E Lake Rd, McDonough, GA 30252.
Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Feb. 10, 2018.
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April 28, 2020
So heartbreaking to read his story! May all of the love and peace go out to this family!
Chasity Fisher
July 21, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers
Christian Terrell
February 22, 2018
Rest In Paradise, Chase .. Thanks for your Service & Sacrifice. Thanks for protecting our city of Locust Grove.
My thoughts and prayers are with Alex & your 2 boys during this Heartbreaking time.
Denise Crowe
February 21, 2018
Please know we are staying in constant prayer for you all. May God bring you comfort every second you need it. We love you all and ate broken heated for you. But are asssured in the promise God has made that you will be reunited in Paradise.May the Peace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit be with you Love always,

Uncle Chuck and Aunt Anna
Chuck Maddox
February 20, 2018
our prayers are with you and your family stay strong.
Sylvia Hunter
February 19, 2018
Sleep in Peace Officer Maddox.
Lorraine T
February 19, 2018
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one!
Ann Wilson
February 19, 2018
Taylor Conwell
February 19, 2018
To the wife and children of Officer Maddox our prayers are with you and God will be too. My husband remembers conversations with Chase's dad when Chase was much younger as they worked together painting planes at Delta. We r here for you too if you need anything. God be with you.
Robert and Joy Burgess
Robert and Joy Burgesd
February 19, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of this fallen angel. Police officers sacrifice so much in order to keep us safe. May God hold him close.
Angie Megnato
February 18, 2018
Rest in peace, Officer Maddox. Job well done. Thank you for your service.
M. Shaw
February 18, 2018
I can not express the pain l feel over this young deputy's senseless loss. I worked for Spalding EMS for many years. I feel the pain every time a fellow officer, EMS worker, or firefighter passes...My thoughts are with his wife, children, and family... We are by your side and do anything you need us to, so you will be ok eventually.... I am so sorry for you loss. .words cannot express the pain we, as fellow officers feel....but nothing compares to the pain you hope is that we can ease it somewhat... And hope for you, your children's, and family's recovery from this tragedy. You are not alone.. we are here for you....
Stefanie Horner
February 18, 2018
I would like to send my condolences to the family I have been through the hurt of losing my husband and it is a pain that no body can know how you feel unless they have experienced it. My heart goes out to you and your kids. May God Bless You
Sandi Green
February 18, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. "The LORD is near the brokenhearted" May God give you peace and comfort during this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
MIke & Teresa McBride
February 18, 2018
Go rest high on that mountain...son your work on earth is done...Prayers for Alex and all the family from a Clayton County resident
Judi Harrison
February 18, 2018
May God give you hope and consolation. Prayers are being send your way.
Kathy Cowin
February 18, 2018
Our hearts are broken. For us, it seems surreal but we know that for you it is all too real. Chase was an inspirational young man who accomplished a great deal in his short time. May God give you comfort.
CJ and Kim Sharp
February 18, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you;
Ellan & Bobby Rubino
February 18, 2018
Prayers to all during this time and in the days to come.
Lauren Patterson
February 18, 2018
From Taylor County Law Enforcement Family or thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Sawyer's
February 18, 2018
Prayers r with u and your family.
Amanda Sweat
February 18, 2018
Go rest high on that mountain! Thank you for your service!
Galen Andrews
February 18, 2018
Praying for The Maddox family at this tragic time. You all are in my specific prayers.
Amanda Gordon
February 17, 2018
Officer Maddox will remain in our hearts and minds forever.
February 17, 2018
May God be with this family doing this difficult time.
Evelyn Martell
February 17, 2018
Sharmon & James Causey
February 17, 2018
RIP Officer Chase Maddox #216
Katrina Bloom
February 17, 2018
You are in our prayers. Lithonia Ga.
February 17, 2018
Sending peace and prayers to the entire family. May his spirit live on with his son Brode.
Michelle Bruce
February 17, 2018
RIP Officer Chase Maddox #216. My deepest and heartfelt condolences are with his wife Alex and his 2 boys. I pray that God will comfort you during this time of grieving and struggle. I grew up in Locust Grove and although I moved and never got a chance to meet Officer Maddox I'm assured that he was a wonderful police officer husband friend and dad. May he always watch over you and keep you safe.
Katrina Bloom
February 17, 2018
May God bring comfort to your family.You sounded like you were full of mischief and memories of your youth brought smiles to all who attended. Thank you for your military service and Law Enforcement duty to country. I'm sure the people of Locust Grove will never allow your legacy to be forgotten. Fly high in the big blue sky.
Lisa Mitchell
February 17, 2018
Praying for the family so sorry for your loss. God is with u all.
Deborah Marchman
February 17, 2018
Rest in peace brother. Thank you so much for your service and scarfic. Praying for your wife, and family, and friends and your new born son. The Police Department will never be the same. God bless all your brothers & sisters that serve.
Mark Woodall Sr
February 17, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Just remember he will be watching over you and your children. You will never be alone
Barru Hamlin
February 17, 2018
We pray for God to give your family strength in this life.
Andy and Linda Babb, Locust Grove, Ga.
Andy & Linda Babb
February 17, 2018
Our hearts and tears are with you in this time of need. Love from another Maddox family.
Shane Maddox
February 17, 2018
There are not enough brave, selfless men & women in our society to do what officer Maddox did. His family served along side of him and I am so very sorry for your loss. The community mourns with you.
Linda Giles
February 17, 2018
So sorry for your loss and congrats on the new baby boy.Yall are in our prayers and thoughts and our hearts.Rip Chase. You will be missed dearly.Thanks for serving our community and helping everybody.
Kim Clevenger
February 17, 2018
Our sincere condolences to the family of Officer C. Maddox. Words just escape me over this horrible tragedy. May God find a way to truly Bless his wife and children.
Bill & Denise Powell
February 17, 2018
Praying family finds peace and comfort. He truly is an American hero.
Nancy Wallace
February 17, 2018
My prayers to the family and the kids I am so sorry for your loss rip chase
Samantha Hoffman
February 17, 2018
From the entire Batiste family you have our condolences. May your heart not suffer long.
Horace Batiste
February 17, 2018
So Sorry For Your Loss. He Died To Soon, It Was Not His Time.
Lauren Mayer
February 17, 2018
He should be at home celebrating the birth of his second son with his family instead of his family at his funeral. I keep thinking he should not be dead over something so senseless. Sometimes life just does not make sense and that is the case here. RIP Officer Maddox and may your family find the peace and comfort they deserve. Thank you for your service to your country and community.
Cooper & Karen Langford
February 17, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful family. After viewing the photos in the gallery it seems everyone needs an Officer Chase Maddox in their lives. The world would be a better place. The wedding photos are beautiful and his goofy goofing off photos are enough to make the most depressed person laugh and smile. I know you all are being thought of here in the Tampa Bay area through out this tragedy
Someone who cares
February 17, 2018
It is such a beautiful thing when you see a young person willing to serve to protect and assure our communities are safe and knowing their lives are on the line, they choose to honorably serve. Chase Maddox was one of those men! One of the most honorable men Ive ever known of. He had a goal and kept it to the end. His love for life, wife and family...there are no words, but as my heart aches for his precious wife and family, I pray they are loved on and cared for by the community and the are comforted by The Lord Jesus Christ in their lives. Your in our prayers dear. Love and Blessings to your wife, family, friends and Community Officer Chase Maddox ♥
Courtney Dunkin
February 17, 2018
You and your family are in my prayers. Stay strong.
Morgan Mazelli
February 17, 2018
We plan to watch the procession today & are praying earnestly that our Lord may be glorified somehow through this for you and your children and family. We pray for you to receive a peace that only He can give.
February 17, 2018
You were always good for a laugh and smile! Thank you for your service!
Tommy Martin
February 17, 2018
My heart breaks for you. May God give you comfort and watch over you and the boys. My mother, Dorothy Owen, was an officer in the City of Morrow. I remember as a child not really understanding the danger she put herself in each day she went on watch. My prayers are with you.
Cindi Owens
February 17, 2018
The Locust Grove Community Love you but, God Love you More.
The Community of Locust Grove Are Sadden and Will Undoubtedly Miss You.

But, OMG. The Community of HEAVEN Will be Singing Songs of Joy and Praising Your Arrival.

RIP OFC Maddox.
Heather & Edward Proctor
February 17, 2018
This incident was a tragedy; Chase serving his community with so much life ahead of him and his family, only to have that life blown away over nothing. My family is saddened by this, and we are praying for his family during this difficult time. May God comfort them.
February 17, 2018
Thank you, Officer Maddox. God bless your family; and God bless first responders.
Patricia White
February 16, 2018
So sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Gob bless you all.
Tony and Carolyn Richardson
February 16, 2018
As a Civic teacher, I want my students to become Law Abiding citizens of their communities, country, and citizens of humanity. Chase achieved and embodied the dream I have for my students. I will never forget the day after Spring Break, he insisted on telling me everything that happened, the green and gold shorts, the prom shirt, and the love he had for Sammy. Once I realized Sammy was not a girl. The high light of the semester! I am so proud to have known you and had the privilege to have taught you.
Kristen (Miss C.) Cawthon-Lal
February 16, 2018
So so sorry this happened. His family will be in our prayers. We will not forget him. We are grateful to Chase and all those who wear the badge and protect us each day.
Eric Mccormick
February 16, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Thank you Mr. Maddox for everything that you have done. You will never be forgotten!
Melissa Biffle
February 16, 2018
My heart is broken for your loss May
God Bless the family and the Police Department. You are in my prayers daily.
Polk County Police Department
Chief Kenny Dodd
Kenny Dodd
February 16, 2018
From one officer to another, thank you for your service and sacrifice. May God be with your wife and two boys.
Det. C. A. Bradshaw
February 16, 2018
My heart breaks for your family but I pray for peace, comfort, and in time; understanding. May God wrap up your family in His arms and be with you as you walk through these days and nights ahead.
Deborah Bowen
February 16, 2018
Candice Eubanks
February 16, 2018
Prayers for your family.
Angie Womack
February 16, 2018
Sending thoughts and prayers from Wisconsin.
- an appreciative citizen
February 16, 2018
Nathan Eubanks
February 16, 2018
Rest In Peace Son. Your family will be protected and we'll care for. We as a community and a country are so Bless to have had you in the front line of law enforcement in this fallen world we live in. We know your in a better one with our Father in Heaven. Thank you for your service and Thank You Lord for giving us the life of you son too Chase Maddox a little while. He was an inspiration to many including a stranger like me whom he never knew but a Brother in Christ no doubt. RIP Chase.
Joseph Swafford
February 16, 2018
Joe Swafford
February 15, 2018
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Alfred Britt
February 15, 2018
May the Lord be with you during this terrible time of tragedy and the joy of a new son. May his arms wrap around you and give you strength and comfort. May his love and the love of others carry you when you can not carry yourself. My your broken heart and tears turn into blessings and warm memories of joy over time.

Thank you for loving and supporting your husband so that he could give his time and protect our community.
Shona Jonson
February 15, 2018
Those of us fortunate enough to have known Chase, even if just for a brief time of our lives, have been forever changed by our time with him and by his passing. Chase was special in so many ways and we loved him for so many reasons. To his family, I mourn with you. My heart breaks for you. I continue to hold you all in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and keep you always.

You were loved..
You are loved..
You will ALWAYS be loved..
Lisa Reeves
February 15, 2018
We're so sorry for this tragic loss and are heartbroken for Alex, Bradin, Bodie & the entire Maddox family. Prayers for you at this difficult time.
Sharon & Will Jones
February 15, 2018
Our love and prayers go out to you
Dee Jones
February 15, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with Alex, Bradin, and Bodie. As well as Chase's parents, sister and grandparents. I never saw Chase without a smile and he always made me laugh. Chase will be missed by family and friends. R.I. P. Chase Maddox
Cindy Woodson
February 15, 2018
No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort knowing this very brave officer is resting in the arms of our Lord.Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
William Rolison
February 15, 2018
My thoughts and prayers goes out to the entire Maddox family. Rest In Heaven . Thank You for Your Services both Military and Law Enforcement. Prayers Continue .
Holly Sutton
February 15, 2018
Prayer Leaders all over the Atlanta area are praying for your family.
I am the Patriot Day coordinator for Henry County and this is so very heartbreaking for our whole community. We will pay a special tribute to him this year and know that our community prayer groups are praying for this precious family and all of our emergency responders. Our community grieves with you!
Veronica Ingram Patriot Day Coordinator for the Atlanta Metro Counties. 678-432-0828 Pray Georgia, National Day of Prayer and Cry Out America.
Veronica Ingram
February 15, 2018
RIP Chase Maddox prayers for your family. Fly high my friend. Thanks for your service.
Charlotte Riley
February 15, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you. My late husband was in law enforcement for over 20 years. Judy Sutton
Judy Sutton
February 15, 2018
To the Maddox Family,
my deepest condolences for your loss. May you feel the comfort of the Lord, and the community around you.
Stephanie Spano
February 15, 2018
I'm so sorry you were taken this way and too soon. I live in Locust Grove and want to thank you for your service. May God bless you and your family. Fly high with the angels Officer Maddox.
Maddy Leano
February 15, 2018
Alex there are no words that I could say to take your pain away. But know that many people care about you and the boys and will be here to help you in anyway we can. Prayers for you.

Tiffany Cooper
February 15, 2018
As a teacher at LGHS, this tragedy has touched all of us deeply. You and your children, along with Chase, have sacrificed so much for this community. I am committed to continue to pray for you today and the days to come. I pray that you feel God's arms as He comforts you ...those arms are the same ones that welcomed Chase into his Heavenly home!!!
Connie Beal
February 15, 2018
Our prayers & condolences to you & your family. So sorry for your lost.
February 15, 2018
Praying for you and your sweet family. RIP Chase Maddox
Tina Cavender
February 15, 2018
To Officer Maddox's family:

" When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares."

I honestly did not know what else to say during this senseless and tragic event. I am sending my thoughts, prayers and sympathy to Chase's family and friends.

May God help all of us during the healing process; and give us the strength to accept this.
Mike Lustri
February 15, 2018
Thank you to all law enforcement for the day-to-day sacrifices and for the ultimate sacrifice made by Officer Maddox . May God give strength and peace to the family and friends.
Diane Blackwell
February 15, 2018
We only worked together for a short time but I truly felt I gained a friend. Thanks for all you did for me as well. You were a great police officer, husband, father and friend. You will he missed my friend.
Patrick Gilbert
February 15, 2018
Rest in Peace,our Brother in Blue, A special Condolences. Connie E. Blackwell (Atlanta Police Department)
Connie Blackwell
February 14, 2018
We never met, but the spirit of love and service have been abundantly clear and for that I am grateful. My daughters and I had the honor of paying respect as Alex and Brodie headed home today to begin a life no one could imagine. Your entire family is wrapped in the love of a grateful community.
Deena Seckinger
February 14, 2018
S. Edwards
February 14, 2018
Prayers for the family.
February 14, 2018
Thank you for your service. I did not know you personally but I will continue to pray for your wife and kids. May you RIP
Christie peck
February 14, 2018
Praying for your family, sir. May you Rest In Peace and thank you for your service.
Lisa Phillips
February 14, 2018
Aaron Denney
February 14, 2018
Prayers for the Maddox family!!! May God bring you comfort during this time. ~The Ditty family
Jennifer Ditty
February 14, 2018
My sincere condolences to his wife and family during this difficult time.
Rev. Renee Simpson
Bible Way Worldwide Ministries, Conyers
Rev. Renee' Simpson
February 14, 2018
You are loved and missed by those that never even knew you. I know my ex misses you and I hurt for him in the pain he's experiencing in losing you. May you Rest In Peace and know that you are loved and missed.
Paige DeMuth
February 14, 2018
Mary Kirkpatrick
February 14, 2018
Alex I did not realize you were at my home several years ago. Your sister cheered with Shannon at LGHS. You the baby and your sister picked up Shannon for cheering. You were varsity when she was JV at Ola. My daughter and son knew you and Chase. This is very close to home. My prayers are with you and the children. You have the love and support of family, friends and community. Please God comfort this family with love today and always.
Holly Brown
February 14, 2018
May God bless his family and give them Peace and Comfort during this much difficult time. Heavenly Father, please wrap your arms around these family members and give them the power and strength to make it through their lives without their son, husband and father.
John Stephens
February 14, 2018
God's love is shown by the comfort and peace given to us during our worst times
He is love
In his love he promises a time when this will happen no more
God promises in just a little while the wicked will be no longer with us psalms 37:10
May God embrace the family of Chase Maddox
May family and friends answer their call
My prayers are with you
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