After first thanking God, Eminence Police Department Sergeant O.C. Jones Jr., paused, wrestling to keep his emotions in check after being promoted from patrolman.
Eleven seconds later, he continued, thanking his wife Rebekah and his parents, O.C. Sr. and Lou Jones, for their support.
Without his parents, Jones said, none of his work and successes would have been possible.
During the short ceremony at EPD’s Depot Avenue office, Rebekah Jones and O.C. Jones Sr. put the new sergeant’s chevron pins on his lapel.