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Front Page - Friday, August 3, 2018

Newsmakers: McCullough named assistant chief of investigations

Captain Zac McCullough is the Chattanooga Police Department’s new assistant chief of investigations. Chief David Roddy tapped McCullough for the position after a comprehensive internal vetting process.

McCullough is a native of Chattanooga and has served with the CPD for 23 years.

In his most recent role as captain, McCullough oversaw the organized crime, violent crime and property crime divisions as well as the special victims’ unit.

McCullough also served more than 10 years on the Chattanooga Police SWAT team and has experience in investigations, special operations, neighborhood policing and internal affairs.

“I’ve known Chief McCullough for as long as I’ve been a Chattanooga Police officer,” Roddy says. “He has built and led great teams in every role with the department. This demonstration of teamwork and the recommendation by retired Chief Edwin McPherson made him the obvious choice to continue leading the outstanding bureau of investigators we have in our agency.”

McCullough filled the assistant chief of investigations position after McPherson retired in May.

Flinn receives Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Lee Ann Flinn, a registered nurse at CHI Memorial, recently received the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

Flinn was nominated by a patient who says Flinn provided hope during a difficult time.

“You wiped my tears, held my face, looked me in the eyes and assured me I was going to be OK,” the nomination letter read. “It was the first sense of peace I’d felt since waking up from surgery.

“Being a nurse is often a thankless job and easily one of the hardest jobs in the world. But you are one of the gifted ones.”

Flinn has worked as a registered nurse at CHI Memorial since 2001. She works in Unit 3 at CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson.

CHI Memorial partners with the Daisy Foundation to honor chosen nurses. At a presentation attended by Flinn’s colleagues and patients, the RN received a certificate which reads, “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are and the difference you make in the lives of so many people.”

Flinn was also given a sculpture hand-carved by artists of the Shona tribe in Africa called “A Healer’s Touch,” a daisy bouquet and a copy of her nomination letter.

In addition, Tasty Doughnuts threw Flinn’s nursing unit a cinnamon doughnut party.