Jonesville welcomes third new officer to police force

Taylor Pardue Staff Reporter

November 4, 2013

JONESVILLE — The third and final hire for the Jonesville Police Department has been sworn in.

Jonathan Lyon of Harmony is the final piece of the police puzzle. Lyon is a graduate of East Wilkes High School and the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program at Mitchell Community College.

“Basically this is my old stomping ground when I was a teenager,” Lyon said. “I basically know all the roads and still know the majority of the people.”

Lyon is 28 years old and married to Christian Lyon. The couple has four children.

Lyon’s mother, Peggy, was able to attend the oath ceremony Wednesday.

Most mothers worry about their children going off into the “real world.” Much more so the mother of a police officer.

“I’m very proud of him, very worrisome, but the good Lord’s answered prayer because we’ve prayed for him and this is what he wanted to do,” Peggy said. “This has been a lifelong dream of his. He’s talked about this since he was big enough to walk. All through high school he’s always talked about this.”

The hiring completes the vacancies on the police force and gives the department an extra set of hands and cuffs.

Two empty positions led Jonesville PD to begin hiring, and with Lyon’s third the force is one officer in the black.

The department now has 10 full-time employees and three part-time officers.

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