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About Greg by Leigh McMichael

Greg grew up in Brunswick, a small coastal town in southeast Georgia. Greg graduated from Brunswick High School in 1973; shortly after graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy. He was stationed in Roda, Spain, as a jet mechanic. During his tour in Spain, Greg saved a man from drowning. He paddled out past the waves and brought the man back to shore where he started CPR. The African-American man survived due to Greg’s quick reactions, and Greg received a commendation for his selfless act. He returned home after an honorable discharge in 1977 and worked several different jobs between 1977 and 1982.

In the summer of 1982, Greg decided to join the Glynn County Police Department (GCPD). He attended the police academy in 1982 and soon started his career in law enforcement. Greg and I met that same summer. He was working as a security guard at night at a local discount store, and my time was split between college and working as a cashier. We were married in less than one year after meeting. Greg loved being a street cop. He enjoyed helping people the most. On Halloween, if he was working, he loved taking candy with him in the police car to hand out to children, when time allowed. Greg believed by handing out candy to children it would give children a good experience with police. Greg was transferred to the Detective Division within a few years.

Travis was born in 1986. I quit working and returned to nursing school. Greg was on day shift and would take care of Travis at night while I was studying for nursing school. Greg is a very dedicated father and husband.

Greg went to work for the Glynn County District Attorney’s office as Chief Investigator in 1996 and retired in 2019, just one year before the tragic event. During Greg’s career in law enforcement, he never had any complaints from citizens. He treated all people with respect and dignity. An officer Greg trained told me that the first thing that Greg taught him was to respect all and treat people as you would want to be treated, including the angry criminals. Greg never had to use excessive force when arresting someone. He would always say that when a rookie joins the police force and goes to his locker, he has his uniform, badge, and equipment, but one thing that is not issued is integrity and that is what makes a good cop.

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