cloudy
Friday May 29th, 2015 4:17AM

Forsyth Co. deputy wounded in shooting honored at statewide conference

By Alyson Shields Reporter
CUMMING - The Forsyth County Sheriff's Deputy who was shot last month during a shootout at the Forsyth County Courthouse was honored with the Georgia Sheriffs' Association's Deputy Sheriff of the Year Award of Valor.<br /> <br /> Daniel Rush received the award in front of co-workers and command staff Thursday at the Georgia Sheriffs' Association's annual summer conference at Lake Lanier Islands Resort, according to Forsyth County Deputy Robin Regan.<br /> <br /> "The Georgia Sheriff's Association for the entire state of Georgia is the association where all the sheriffs of each county come together for training and other things. They have an award that is the Deputy Sheriff of the Year Award of Valor," said Regan. "They give this award when they want to recognize a deputy who demonstrated and act of conspicuous heroism and bravery in the line of duty."<br /> <br /> In early June, Rush was shot in the leg after Dennis Marx drove up to the courthouse and opened fire. Regan says that Forsyth County Sheriff Duane Piper, along with other speakers at the ceremony, credit Rush's actions with helping save lives and avoiding a likely tragedy. <br /> <br /> "Sheriff Piper gave Deputy Rush the award and is exceptionally proud of Deputy Rush and everybody that was involved in that incident," said Regan.<br /> <br /> Regan said Rush is still recovering, but he is in good spirits.<br />
© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 4 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 4 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 4 months ago )
Local/State News
Wreck involving church bus results in multiple injuries
A head-on crash involving a church bus and a Lincoln Town Car left around 20 people hurt near Toccoa Thursday night.
12:04AM ( 4 hours ago )
3rd Ga. man pleads guilty in anti-government militia plot
ROME, Ga. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a third man has pleaded guilty in an anti-government militia plot.
10:02PM ( 6 hours ago )
Hall Co. Commission delays agreement with F. Branch for road improvements
An intergovernmental agreement that has been in consideration for four years that would bring turn lanes and new pavement to the intersection of McEver Road and Gainesville Street is going to wait, at least for now.
8:30PM ( 7 hours ago )
Interim Gainesville City Manager announced
Melody Marlowe, the city's Chief Financial Officer, has been named the Interim Gainesville City Manager and will begin her duties on July 3.
5:23PM ( 10 hours ago )
Federal prosecutors indict ex-US Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert on bank-related charges
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors indict ex-US Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert on bank-related charges.
5:08PM ( 11 hours ago )