Coweta County

Newnan police ask for prayers as one of their own battles COVID-19

NEWNAN, Ga. — The city of Newnan Police Department is asking for the community’s prayers as one of their own continues to fight against COVID-19.

Newnan Police Chief Brent Blankenship said in a Facebook post that Officer Frankie Gutierrez has been fighting the virus for the last three weeks.


“This last year-and-a-half has been a very trying time for all of us,” Blankenship said. “(Officer Gutierrez) is a fighter, but sometimes a fighter needs help. If you know Frankie, he is a great person, a class act and an outstanding officer. He always wears a smile and is willing to help. Now it’s our turn to help him.”

Good afternoon City Of Newnan. This last year and a half has been a very trying time for...

Posted by Newnan Police Department on Thursday, August 26, 2021

The chief said that anyone who wishes to, can leave a comment of encouragement or send a card for Officer Gutierrez to the police department to help lift his spirits.

“Sometimes the ladies and gentlemen in blue need a little help,” Blankenship said.

The address for the Newnan Police Department is:

1 Joseph-Hannah Blvd.

Newnan, GA 30263