The Parkville VFW is awarding the 2014 Officer of the Year to Officer Jackson.
During 2014, Officer Jackson issued 191 traffic citations and 261 warnings. He also made 17 arrests and cleared 51 cases. He works hard to build and maintain positive relationships with the citizens on his post.
An example of Officer Jackson’s dedication to the community and his profession was a call he handled in April 2014. On that day, officers received information about a stolen vehicle in the area. That vehicle had technology on-board which allowed it to be disabled remotely. Officer Jackson found the vehicle and safely followed it until it was in a safe area before he had it disabled. The suspect was then taken into custody.
In August 2014, Officer Jackson responded to a report of a burglary at a home. Officer Jackson conducted a very thorough investigation that not only identified the suspect in that case but also cleared two other burglaries. The suspect was later taken into custody.
Officer Jackson’s shift commander stated that “he displays a kindness and compassion for victims that help ease their pain of being victimized.”
Officer Jackson will be officially presented with the award during a ceremony on May 31.