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New Atlanta Police LGBT liaison says he’s always wanted to serve, give back to community

Atlanta Police Officer Brian Sharp said growing up as a young boy in the Rome, Ga., area he always knew he wanted to be a police officer, or a pilot.

“I wanted to fly planes and be a police officer,” says the new Atlanta Police Department LGBT liaison whose first day on the job was Thursday.

“I watched ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ and liked the police cars, the uniforms. And I’ve always wanted to help people,” he said. “I feel like this [being an officer] is my calling in my life and luckily I’ve ended up being able to do this.”

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Atlanta police to name second LGBT liaison

Former Atlanta police officer and LGBT liaison Dani Lee Harris

The Atlanta Police Department will soon name a second LGBT liaison, the department announced Aug. 31, after previously insisting that APD already had two LGBT liaisons.

In the release, which also announces the members of the new nine-member LGBT advisory board, Mayor Kasim Reed “pledged to have the Atlanta Police Department appoint a second GLBT liaison.” Having two LGBT liaisons on the APD was a campaign promise he made last year while running for mayor.

However, what is not said in the release is what will happen to Dani Lee Harris, the former LGBT liaison who went on medical leave in April after she said suffered gran mal seizures.