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East Point, communicating a sense of place, community pride and heritage, while providing for a successful business and
residential environment.

Downtown Flashback Feature

Each month, EPMSA will dig through the East Point Historical Society's archives to provide you with that month's "Flashback Feature". Each feature will highlight a photo and/or article from East Point's vibrant history. The photos/articles will give you a brief look at East Point back then . . . more information about East Point's history is available at the East Point Historical Society located at 1685 Norman Berry Drive, East Point, GA 30344. You can contact them at (404) 767-4656 or visit All "Flashback Features" will be archived on the website and can be accessed at any time.

Early East Point Police

Gandy Dancers

East Point police chief and two motorcycle patrol officers, circa 1928. Chief J. W. “Joe” Miller (standing) served as chief of the East Point Police Department from 1908 until he died of an illness in 1938. Officer Jack Parker (at right) served the EPPD from 1925 until his tragic death in 1929. Parker lost control of his motorcycle while maneuvering a curve on Connally Drive. He was 30 years old. Officer W. H. “Bill” Tyler (at left) joined the EPPD in 1923 and succeeded Chief Miller to serve as chief from 1938 until his retirement in 1968.

Sources: East Point Historical Society, Find-A-Grave, City of East Point Police Department, Indian Motorcycle

East Point Historical Society
Be sure to visit the East Point Historical Society at 1685 Norman Berry Drive to learn more about our city’s history. Museum & Archives - Free Admission
- Thursdays 1 - 4 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Phone: 404-767-4656