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'Tipping' Our Caps to Freddie Lamar

posted 02/06/2013

Chatham Area Transit (CAT) is overflowing with civic-minded employees who are actively involved in our local community. One person in particular stands in the forefront: Freddie Lamar. Freddie began his career as a bus operator with the Savannah Transit Authority in 1977. He retired 30 years later, then had a change of heart and returned to Chatham Area Transit in 2009 as a part-time operator. Upon his return he stated, “I didn’t know that I would miss the passengers so much.” And believe me, his passengers missed him too!

On Tuesday, February 5, 2013, Freddie was recognized by the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD) for over 20 years of volunteer service. Freddie has become a staple among the SCMPD volunteers and a friend to those in the communities throughout Chatham County. People are constantly waving or blowing their horn as they pass Freddie while he’s on duty for CAT.

In addition, during CAT’s Holiday Extravaganza and Safety Recognition Program held in December 2012, Freddie was honored with the Executive Director’s Award for being the most positive and encouraging employee in the workplace. Executive Director Dr. Chadwick Reese selected him as the first recipient of the award stating, “Freddie has become the unofficial ambassador of Chatham Area Transit. His positive spirit, humor, and willingness to always assist his coworkers made the choice easy.”

With typical modesty, Freddie commented on his recognitions, “I love giving back to the community. I always try to inspire others to do the same.” Congratulations, Freddie. You deserve it!

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Freddie posing with his SCMPD volunteer service award

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Freddie as Tipper getting a breath of fresh air

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Freddie receiving the Executive Director's Award 2012 from Dr. Chadwick Reese

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Savannah, GA 31412
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