On March 30, 2021, Dep. Illidge was shot in the line of duty while responding to an armed robbery call off Thornton Rd. Thankfully, he has already been released from the hospital and is recovering. That recovery has been made all the sweeter by a donation of a quilt from the group Quilts for Cops. One of their members, Mrs. Michelle Bautsch, is an area resident, and her son, Matthew, is an Atlanta Police Department K9 handler. Both were on hand on April 7, 2021, to present Dep. Illidge with the gift of a handmade quilt. We are extremely thankful and appreciative of the gesture and the time and effort it took to make such a beautiful quilt!