Dunwoody city officials are highlighting the work of several police officers they say have performed extraordinary service in the community.

During Dunwoody City Council’s March 24 meeting, Police Chief Billy Grogan presented “tactical diaper bag” awards to two officers, Mark Stevens and Anthony “Kerry” Stallings, who attracted national attention on Facebook and in other media for changing the diapers of two small children whose parents had been arrested for shoplifting.

When confronting the two infants in need of a diaper change during the February arrest, “the officers remained calm and did their diaper duty,” the department said in a press release.

At the same council meeting, members of the Sons of the American Revolution presented a certificate and medal to Office Danny Tedesco for his life-saving response to society member Larry Guzy on Dec. 26.

Guzy, who took part in the presentation, said he had been working out at a Dunwoody gym when his heart stopped. Tedesco used an automated external defibrillator and was able to revive Guzy, he said.

“His quick actions probably kept me from having any other problems,” Guzy said. “I’m grateful.”

Dunwoody police officer Danny Tedesco, left, was honored by the Sons of the American Revolution for providing life-saving care to Larry Guzy.
Dunwoody police officers Mark Stevens, left, and Anthony ‘Kerry’ Stallings, right, flank Police Chief Billy Grogan, who presented them with ‘tactical diaper bags’ to honor them for winning national attention for changing the diapers of two infants whose parents had been arrested for shoplifting.

Joe Earle

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