by Sgt. Beverly Shepard, Public Affairs Specialist, GSDF
Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF) soldiers (shown right, in military uniform) recently partnered with the City of Villa Rica Police Department for the “Shop With A Cop” program on December 23, 2019. GSDF soldiers escorted children as they shopped at a store in Villa Rica, Georgia.
The GSDF is a volunteer component of the Georgia Department of Defense, serving under the direction of the governor and the adjutant general of Georgia. The GSDF provides an organized, trained, disciplined, rapid response to assist state and local government agencies, and civil relief organizations in impending or actual emergencies.