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September 12--  The Vidalia Police Department is retiring the badge number of its late police officer, Corporal Brad Bradley, who died last week of a brain aneurysm.


The city of Vidalia issued a proclamation retiring the badge number in his honor.

WHEREAS:                             William D. Bradley, IV, was employed by the City of Vidalia on July 15, 2009, and;


WHEREAS:                             Officer Bradley reached the rank of Corporal within the Vidalia Police Department, and;


WHEREAS:                             Corporal Bradley was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit, and;


WHEREAS:                             Corporal Bradley has served the City of Vidalia with distinction since his employment, and;


WHEREAS:                             The City of Vidalia desires to honor Corporal William D. Bradley, IV, after his untimely death on September 4, 2013.



THEREFORE:                          I, Ronnie A. Dixon, Mayor of Vidalia, on behalf of our entire community do proclaim the;




Corporal Bradley’s badge number is to be permanently retired from service within the Vidalia Police Department.  I further order that all flags flown over the City be placed at half-mast until

5:00 pm on Saturday, September 7, 2013.