Funeral arrangements set for SPO Elmer "Buddy" Christian | Community Spirit
ATHENS, Ga. – Senior Officer Elmer "Buddy" Christian will be funeralized on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Classic Center in Athens. An open visitation will be held at Bernstien Funeral Home on Saturday at 4 p.m. Bernstien Funeral Home is located on Atlanta Highway. Officer Christian was gunned down by carjacking suspect, 33-year-old Jaime Hood of Athens.
Officer Christian, 34, is survived by a wife, a son, a daughter, his parents and two brothers. Christian had served on the force since 2002. According to Major Mike Shockley, “Officer Christian was an excellent and well-liked by his colleagues”.
Athens-Clarke County Police Department is asking all who want to donate to the family to drop donations off at any branch of Athens First Bank and donations may also be mailed to Athens First Bank, 150 West Hancock Ave, Athens GA 30601.