Mayor Hardie Davis meets with officials to ask for security detail

Monday, June 10, 2019

AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr. says he's met with fellow city leaders and law enforcement agencies to ask for a security detail.

According to the mayor's office, he met with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, the Richmond County Marshal's Office, and the interim administrator on June 3 to "discuss security."

"The conversation was focused on concerns about the personal safety of employees and citizens while on city property and having secured government buildings," the statement said. "This discussion included specific questions about providing a security detail when I conduct official business due to the specific and legitimate security concerns that were raised.”

Davis has said he and members of his office have received threats in the past.

In a March 19 commission meeting, Davis made reference to several specific threats.

β€œOn more than one occasion -- the Marshal can attest to this -- we've had someone come into this building who has not only threatened my life, but the life of my staff,” Davis said.

However, we checked with the Marshal's office and the sheriff's office for any specific threats. Neither said they had any incidents about threats against the mayor on file.

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