Greg 'Lem' Barney had numerous titles over the course of his 25-year career with the Riverdale Police Department: sergeant, captain, interim police chief, major.
But to his wife and 15-year-old twin sons, he was simply husband and dad.
In their first joint statement since Barney was shot and killed Thursday, Lisa, Robert and Greg Barney said their "hearts are heavy with the sudden passing of our dear Greg."
He "loved his job and took great pride in protecting and serving the City of Riverdale," they said Friday. "We sincerely appreciate all of your prayers, words of encouragement, and reflections." Read the full article on MyAJC.com
Published by Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Feb. 12 to Feb. 17, 2016.