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Pike Primary Celebrates Hero Day in Honor of Fallen Officer Chase Maddox
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - Pike Primary celebrated Hero Day on Friday, February 8, 2019 to honor fallen police officer Chase Maddox who was a resident of Pike County and worked for Locust Grove Police Department. His son, Bradin, is a student at Pike Primary School, and the anniversary of Chase’s end of watch is February 9th.

The Pike County Sheriff’s Office and Locust Grove Police Department escorted Bradin's bus to school this morning. Alex and Bradin rode on the bus with an police escort that included the patrol car that Chase drove when he was working at Locust Grove as an officer. Chase was killed in the line of duty almost one year ago today.

The students began filing outside about 8:30 a.m. and watched excitedly as they waited for Bradin and his group of escorts to arrive. Pike County Deputies arrived early and lined up their cars with flashing blues in front of the Primary School as a welcome. Teachers and students wore blue as well as their Chase It Up bracelets in honor of Bradin's Dad. Students from the 9th Grade Academy came out by the road to welcome Bradin and Alex too.

Bradin's class had a special place to watch their classmate come to the school and met his Mom with flowers and shouts of "Bradin! Bradin!" with the rest of the school. The entire school made this a special day for Bradin's family!

The school has sold 575 bracelets with all proceeds going to the foundation, Chase it Up, Inc. that his wife, Alex, has set up in his memory to help officers and their families. You can find out more about this organization by going to www.chaseitup.org.

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Pike County Pirates are Maddox Strong!

Thank you to the school for all that you did for Bradin and his family as well as the Locust Grove Police Department and Pike County Sheriff's Office. Thank you to all at the school who allowed me to take pictures as well. I am proud to know so many of you and to be able to commemorate this moment in time for Chase's family.

#MaddoxStrong #WeAre216