CaribWorldNews, BROOKLYN, NY, Fri. Oct. 29, 2010: A Barbados-born detective who has shot to fame after bravely taking on a would-be robber at a hair salon she was patronizing, yesterday got her own day in Brooklyn.
`Detective Feris `Jonesy` Jones Recognition Day in Brooklyn, USA` was declared by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz on October 28, 2010.
Markowitz also presented the newly-sworn in Detective Jones with a proclamation (full text below) and a replica `Brooklyn Bridge.`
Police officials and elected representatives were part of the ceremony at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Detective Jones confronted a gunman during an attempted robbery at Sabine`s Hallway hair salon in Bedford-Stuyvesant on October 23rd and shot him, preventing the robbery.
`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 Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly in expressing our deepest gratitude, admiration and respect, I congratulate Detective Jones as she is duly honored here today,` the proclamation read in part.