Bridge Dedicated in memory of Patrick Price
ATLANTA - Saturday, August 17, 2019, the state of Georgia dedicated a bridge in memory of and to honor the life of Patrick Price.
In a brief ceremony, the bridge on Highway 92 east of I-575 that spans Noonday 25 Creek in Cherokee County was dedicated as the Patrick Price Memorial Bridge.
Price passed away suddenly September 29, 2015, at the age of 30, while working at the State Board of Pardons and Paroles’ headquarters in Atlanta.
The Georgia General Assembly passed House Resolution 39 during the 2019 legislative session. The resolution was sponsored by Representatives Michael Caldwell of the 20th and Wes Cantrell of the 22nd districts, both of whom are from Woodstock, where Price lived. http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20192020/179638.pdf
Price’s family and friends attended the dedication. Price was married to the former Brittany Price and was the father of three young boys; Peyton, Evan and Nathan. Also attending were Price’s parents, Paula and Gene, and his sister Kerry Gwinn.
Several employees of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles also attended including the agency's Executive Director Christopher Barnett.
Price’s career included serving as a parole officer in Marietta, and later as Assistant Chief Parole Officer. He was promoted in early 2015 to Strategic Planning, Initiatives and Innovations Coordinator for the Parole Board, where he worked on the agency’s new mission statement and strategic plan. Price assisted with legislative affairs during the 2015 session of the General Assembly, and he was instrumental in the Board’s implementation of HB 328 which was adopted during the session. Price worked to determine which inmates were given parole eligibility by the legislation enabling the Parole Board to consider them for possible release.
November 3, 2015, the State Board of Pardons and Paroles dedicated the Patrick K. Price Memorial Law Library. https://pap.georgia.gov/press-releases/2015-11-03/parole-board-makes-sp…
Previous House Resolution honoring Price: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20152016/154880.pdf