In Memoriam – CIT Officer Jeff Olson
NAMI Georgia mourns the loss of Lieutenant Jeff Olson, a Georgia CIT officer and leader. Lt. Olson served as the Hostage Negotiation Team commander for the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department. He made a real difference in the lives of many people, and we will miss him greatly.
We give thanks for the years of devoted service he offered to the mental health community. Lieutenant Olson was on the front line of the battle to end the criminalization of mental illness, promoting safety for officers and people living with mental illnesses, and preventing inappropriate incarcerations of people who need treatment, not jail.