This is an officer with the Atlanta Police Department who was on patrol guarding the Brown Lot at Turner Field in Atlanta earlier this afternoon. The photo does not do justice to how truly large this man is…by the estimation of several in my group he tips the scales in excess of 300 pounds.
I post this not to embarrass this officer, but to point out that these are the standards for service in the Atlanta Police Department which are evidently acceptable to Chief Richard Pennington and Mayor Shirley Franklin.
Are there morbidly obese officers in other departments across Georgia? No doubt. Does that make it acceptable here? No. The only thing this leaves visitors to Turner Field knowing is that Atlanta is the city to busy to have professional standards for its law enforcement officers.