Police Chief Lee O'Dillon

Police Chief Lee O'Dillon

Posted in the Watkinsville Forum

Community Trust

Athens, GA

#1 Mar 12, 2013
Police Chief Lee O'Dillon, Word is around town and now it comes into question.It seems very crucial for an Officer's life to be without reproach. I mean the decisions he makes at home affects his job, and the way he serves the Public. How is it I can believe in an Officer's judgements in this Department? I have trusted the calls made by this Officer in the past, but that comes into question now. Working at a school I have to maintain a level with my students. I can't and would never cross certain lines. As a mother I want the best for our community and the best decisions to be made. The concern is an Officer in your department has made it public that he being 41 is in a relationship with a 22 year old girl. What kind of decisions does he make for the community in how he conducts business?
Indians4win

Athens, GA

#2 Mar 12, 2013
Wow! I heard this from an Officer the other day that knows him. He was worried for him and his thinking on doing this. I understand what you are saying. I have no problem with him dating but his position is what my thought is about. The fact she's way younger then him is disturbing with him in a position of athority. I wonder if Chief is aware.
Community Trust

Athens, GA

#3 Mar 12, 2013
I agree that he may date whomever, but when you are an Officer of the Law and work in a town and have to answer for this or that your actions and life decisions are your profile. I would second guess his calls on a case or whatever.If he worked the school, I would find it hard to have the level of confidence in his decision making on something. I don't date my high school students period. But, what would say happen if me being a teacher dated a student from another school with the same age gap? Way out of line it would be and I would probably lose my position.
CoreysMOM

Athens, GA

#4 Mar 12, 2013
Seeing this upset me. I live near Watkinsville and know some of the Officers there. Who is it? I do agree with you. He has a higher standard or should in his role. Do you know the young girl?
Community Trust

Athens, GA

#5 Mar 12, 2013
It is upsetting! Or disturbing. I don't really care who the girl is, as I would not even share that iF I did. That's not my thinking here. I won't share the name of the Officer as I just found out who he is. I am sure he is well meaning after all he is in the Law. Still though that doesn't make it acceptable in his position. I do question his motives with a young girl, but that's my right as he serves the Public.
8Fire10

Athens, GA

#6 Mar 12, 2013
Community Trust wrote:
Police Chief Lee O'Dillon, Word is around town and now it comes into question.It seems very crucial for an Officer's life to be without reproach. I mean the decisions he makes at home affects his job, and the way he serves the Public. How is it I can believe in an Officer's judgements in this Department? I have trusted the calls made by this Officer in the past, but that comes into question now. Working at a school I have to maintain a level with my students. I can't and would never cross certain lines. As a mother I want the best for our community and the best decisions to be made. The concern is an Officer in your department has made it public that he being 41 is in a relationship with a 22 year old girl. What kind of decisions does he make for the community in how he conducts business?
Madame, I know who your talking about here.I know your right and the gossip is rather true. The girl I know, and would not wish to see her hurt or embarrassed. Please don't share her name. I am a friend on her FB and thought it rather wrong of him being as old as this Officer is. I am in no place to say anything but he ought to wise up.
Byron

Athens, GA

#7 Mar 12, 2013
Interesting post, and I would first say I do agree. I have to wonder because my kids in perpective are the same age. The Officer needs to think what he's doin here. I have to again think, what her parents must think, or do they care at all. I would not mine my girl dating a older guy, but there are a lot of issue's. Sex is what's usually on a mind for a guy to date a young girl and I'm not saying that is the case but it is a good question. I would hope their friends talk with them and disolve this since agreed, he has a role model position making things right against criminals.
Oldtown blue

Athens, GA

#8 Mar 12, 2013
I seen them together eating the other day. I had to do a second take as I thought she must have been his daughter. I know him, I can't believe his intentions are wrong, but they don't make sence with him. He has better judgements then that I thought. I just don't get it.
Oldtown blue

Athens, GA

#9 Mar 13, 2013
8Fire10 wrote:
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Madame, I know who your talking about here.I know your right and the gossip is rather true. The girl I know, and would not wish to see her hurt or embarrassed. Please don't share her name. I am a friend on her FB and thought it rather wrong of him being as old as this Officer is. I am in no place to say anything but he ought to wise up.
No, I am not going to share any names. It's not important to do that. The opinions I have shared says it all without any names.
Community Trust

Athens, GA

#10 Mar 13, 2013
I do agree, names here don't really matter except to know, but the Officer is in the Public eye. The area counts on all the Officers do a good job with their decision making abilities. I have faith in the Officers sure, but it's just this is obviously a personal decision that this guy has made. How does he make the ones on the job? In the public, a 40 something dating a young twenty year old is a strange decision. Maybe some men would think it's a good one but in reality..
Ivy white

Athens, GA

#11 Mar 13, 2013
I know of this too. He is a Detective,I believe. What in the world is his thinking? I thought that may have been his child, when I seen him. Just in passing.. I rearly check out these forums but was looking for to sell some items and seen Chief's name.
Size5

Athens, GA

#12 Mar 14, 2013
No way! I can't believe this to be true. I've lived here a long time and know the Chief, He wouldn't I think let an Officer's judgement be so impaired.
Streetglue

Athens, GA

#13 Mar 28, 2013
WTF...What damm Officer in Watkinsville? I have a 22 year old daughter and I would be dam. Talk about public trust alright.
FireFireFire

Athens, GA

#14 Apr 4, 2013
It's true I know who the two people in this conversation are and know the girl well. I think its weird as he is in a spot where his reception I guess from the public could look very bad. Its not like if he was a farm boy, or worked at another job. I would have a serious talk with the guy if I was his boss. He should know better or at least get a clue. I last seen them at a special dinner, and it was strange, he did look like he could be her father, of course that's my thought and well some others too... Wow, didn't think this would be on here.
Dogdevil

Athens, GA

#15 Apr 9, 2013
I was looking for another topic, and found this in my search for watkinsville. I don't usually comment here but thought this was interesting. I know of an Officer who lost his job and reputation because of something like this. The man was 45 dating a 25 year old girl. I am not so worried about age as much as I am his Public reputation. I think he has lost his mind. The girl has to be seeing this as a father figure power trip or something. I agree with the post saying I think in his job he needs to know better than to involve himself like this. No respect for this Officer whoever he may be. You took a oath, and that means to keep up a reputation becoming an Officer of the Law. I know I took it too. Shame!!
SuperMan

United States

#16 Apr 19, 2013
This is why the world is like it is today. He is an officer of the law people. We have people doing the same thing he is everyday an everyone overlooks it. Why is this any different?? Because of his public status? So we should bash him because of what he does off the clock? What he's doing is perfectly legal and should not affect his job or "status" in the least. I do not know ether party but if people would stay out of people's lives then this world would be a better place. Maybe we wouldn't have to have these brave men and woman ( who you all are judging ) die everyday. He is doing his job and his personal life is none of our business. When the time comes and we need to address the situation,( when she becomes a problem and keeps him from doing his " public service" then feel free to act. But for now as long as he's doing his job he shouldn't get bashed for his personal decisions.
SuperMan

United States

#17 Apr 19, 2013
I bet everyone of you that have a problem with this would sit here and criticize anyone who would share your same views if they were gay or lesbian. There is so much more going on in this world right now that we could sit and talk about rather than somebody with a perfectly legal relationship. We shouldn't judge someone that's putting his life on the line for us everyday regardless of his reasons why or his personal decisions. Look at your own faults before judging someone else. Make sure your perfect before you bash him. I'm sure if he was gonna take a bullet for you anyway it wouldn't matter what age his gf was.
Community Trust

Athens, GA

#18 Apr 20, 2013
SuperMan, You have a nice point and I agree what he wishes to do is up to him. I don't agree that what he does in private as a sworn Officer is private always. Decisions by "Public Officals" those especially sent to carry out the Laws are held accountable for doing so. If he were to get drunk everyday and be a jerk sure that his life, but reputation is his job. So what I would say is his action cause repurcushions. The entire thing about saving lives is great, give him a medal, hoorah! I support that, Truth is many people put themselves in danger everyday and just because his badge is on him doesn't mean he is the only one. He's brave to yes, special not so much. He isn't being bashed by any I have seen. I believe he is being looked at in a new light is all. People make mistakes and can't see beyond there nose when temptations hit them.
Community Trust

Athens, GA

#19 Apr 20, 2013
It sort of like the President. We look into his life. He by all means is a big example but reguardless he is accountable per his oath. If he took home a young girl it would make the news. This would be inspite of his good deeds or life saving actions. His medals would not speak for him either. His record speaks, his reputation speaks, his home life speaks.. people talk, people see things and trust ends.
Streetglue

Athens, GA

#20 Apr 20, 2013
Holy Sh*t.. I wonder sometimes too about how people think. I think it's sick. Yes this is why the world is like it is today. Dumb sh*t people in power who abuse the offices and make a mockery of departments. People have begun to accept lower standards and expect others to see it their way as they tout medals and honor. People die in the line of duty and that has nothing to do with what this person has brought up. Dam.

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