The widow of a fallen officer from Locust Grove, Georgia, was surprised by local country radio station Kicks 101.5/Atlanta and Carl Black Buick in Kennesaw, when they presented her with a customized handicap accessible SUV for her family. On February 9, Police Officer Chase Maddox, a five-year veteran of the Locust Grove police force, was shot and killed while serving a warrant. He left behind his pregnant wife, Alex Maddox, and their special needs son Braydin, 7. Alex delivered their newborn son, Brodie, just days later in their hometown of Griffin. Morning hosts Cadillac Jack and Ali Mac traveled to Griffin and delivered the vehicle to Alex and her family.
“When I was holding Brodie, it was like I was holding a piece of Officer Maddox. And as a father, looking at this newborn baby, I was heartbroken that he’ll never meet his father,” said Cadillac Jack after his visit with the family.
The family has set also up a bank account to receive donations for Officer Maddox’s wife and children. Donations may be dropped off at any United Community Bank location to be deposited into “The Maddox Family Fund.” There is no need to provide an account number.
A GoFundMe account has been set up for the family as well.