A Statement from Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham on the Passing of Gus …

A pillar in the East Point community has transitioned from labor to rest. Gus Thornhill was a trailblazing pioneer in breaking racial barriers serving as one of the first African American police officers for the East Point Police Department. He was hired by the department on October 25, 1965 and retired as a Major on December 31, 1990. He was a well-respected businessman and servant leader who truly loved our community. He served and stood in the gap for many by providing resources, services and over $275,000 in scholarships to our youth. The works he’s done and the legacy he leaves really speak for him and will continue to inspire and permeate throughout the City of East Point. Mr. Thornhill will truly be missed. On behalf of the City of East Point, we extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Thornhill family and ask the community to continue to lift the family in prayer during this difficult time.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Siloam Church International, 3695 Roosevelt Hwy in College Park at 3:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019, at Siloam Church International at noon.