Atlanta Falcons Honor Fallen Corporal Michael Young

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank presenting Cpl. Young’s family with the game ball during the tribute.

This past Sunday, December 15, Memorial Fund Chairman & CEO Craig W. Floyd joined Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank on the field before their game versus the Washington Redskins. Accompanied by Georgia governor Nathan Deal and Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety Mark McDonough, they presented Corporal Young’s family with a special Recorded Memorial Tribute in honor of their loved one, Georgia Department of Public Safety officer and 7-time trooper of the year, Corporal Michael Young, who was killed in an auto crash during a vehicle pursuit in 2006.

Launched in the summer of 2012, the Recorded Memorial Tribute Program is designed to share the stories of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The program provides a special way for all citizens to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. You can view Corporal Young’s Recorded Memorial Tribute on the Memorial Fund’s website.

Special thanks to Bob McDonough, Chief Security Officer of the Atlanta Falcons, and Bill McClain, retired Secret Service Agent and Chief Security Officer for Home Depot, Inc. for coordinating this presentation, and to the Atlanta Falcons for sponsoring the creation of Corporal Young’s Recorded Memorial Tribute. This is the second year in a row that the Falcons have honored a fallen Georgia officer prior to a game.

Cpl. Young tribute on jumbo screen