The Interview: Buster Meadows


This month, The Paper publishes its Q&A with Buster Meadows, the Police Chief of the City of Newnan.

Briefly describe yourself and what you do/did.

A 6’6”  gray haired, 66-year-old meek teddy bear!  Oversee operations and budget for the Newnan Police Department.

Best piece of advice you’ve received.

Never jump to conclusions.

If I had it to do over …

I wouldn’t change anything.

You are going on an extended solo trip. What three albums and three books would you take?

1. Bible;   2. Billy Graham autobiography;  3. Extreme Ownership.

1. Conway Twitty, Greatest Hits;  2. Alan Jackson, Precious Memories;  3. George Jones, I Don’t Need Your Rocking Chair.

Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know.

Buster is a nickname and not my given name.

You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why?

My Wife, My daughter, Son-in-Law, Granddaughter and oldest brother.  Because family will be there when no one is.

Name an as yet unfulfilled dream.

Owning a Lake House.

If you weren’t doing what you are, you would be … 


Your go-to food.


Favorite movies(s) …


Dogs or cats?


Your favorite quote and why?

Proverbs 15:1:  A soft answer turnth away wrath; but grievous words stir up anger.

Name something that you are extremely glad you did or accomplished. 

Married the love of my life.

What advice would you give your younger self just starting out on their own?

Never forget where you came from!

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