BP MARKOWITZ PRESENTS PROCLAMATION, "
On Thursday, October 28, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz joined NYPD Detective Feris Jones, police officials and elected representatives at a Borough Hall ceremony to honor the heroism of Detective Jones, who confronted a gunman during an attempted robbery at Sabine's Hallway hair salon in Bedford-Stuyvesant last Saturday.
BP Markowitz presented Detective Jones--who goes by the nickname "Jonesy"--with a proclamation (full text below) and a replica "
Photo by Kathryn Kirk
In photo (left to right): Jim Vogel, representing State Senator Velmanette Montgomery; Assembly Member Joseph Lentol; Assembly Member Karim Camara; Assistant Chief Gerald Nelson, commanding officer of patrol borough Brooklyn North; BP Markowitz; Detective Feris "Jonesy" Jones; Sabine Bellevue, owner, Sabine's Hallway hair salon
Whereas, it is most fitting that we recognize those extraordinary individuals who are committed to upholding and enforcing the laws of our society, maintaining public safety, and working to improve the quality of life in our communities; and
Whereas, all of Brooklyn pays tribute to and thanks newly promoted Detective Feris Jones, whose efforts and quick thinking on the afternoon of Saturday October 23, ensured the safety and well-being of the customers at Sabine's Hallway beauty salon in Bedford Stuyvesant and the residents of her community, and who went above and beyond the call of duty, perhaps sparked by what our own beloved Councilmember Tish James said best, "never mess with a black woman when she's getting her hair done;" and
Whereas, on behalf of all Brooklynites, I salute Detective Feris Jones a dedicated police officer whose bravery, marksmanship and courage exemplify all that is good about the New York City Police Department, a devoted single mom whose children are lucky to have her as a role model, I commend her for her clear-headed, decisive actions that clearly saved lives and brought a criminal to justice without the use of lethal force, I join with the grateful customers of Sabine's Hallway beauty salon, the residents of Brooklyn, Mayor
Now, therefore, I, Marty Markowitz, President of the Borough of
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In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Borough of