On March 27th, 2015, the Georgia General Assembly passed a resolution to honor Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and a Forsyth County Communications Officer for their actions on June 6th, 2014 at the Courthouse shooting. During the shooting, deputies engaged Dennis Marx, who attacked the Courthouse armed with multiple firearms and explosives, ultimately killing him.
The resolution was brought before the Assembly by Representative Kevin Tanner and State Senator Michael Williams. Sheriff Duane K. Piper and Chief Deputy Michael Giordano joined fourteen deputies, including Deputy Daniel Rush, who was shot by Marx in the leg during the shooting. Forsyth County Communications Director Pat Giordano joined Communications Officer Ginger Adams in attendance as well. The resolution took place after the invocation at 11:00 a.m. at the Georgia State Capitol.