Jacksboro Police Officer Franklin Ayers proved last night how dedicated he is to his job.

Ayers was scheduled to be recognized at last night’s meeting of the Jacksboro Board of Mayor and Aldermen, but received a call and had to leave. The board decided to move forward with recognition.   JPD Chief Danny Chapman said, “He’s an outstanding officer, and we are very proud of him.”  Ayers was awarded the 2017 MADD award and the Tennessee Highway Safety Office Officer of the Year DUI Award.  Chapman continued saying that in two years Ayers has made 110 arrest for DUI and has a 100-percent conviction rate. He has received two awards in two years.”

Jacksboro Chief of Police Danny Chapman (L) joins JPD Officer Franklin Ayers on Tennessee Highway Safety Office Awards Day.

In other business, the board approved the installation of safety lights on the street department brush trucks. The cost will be around $1,500 to $1,600, according to Mayor June Forstner.

The resignation of Zachary Marcum, a part time police officer was accepted.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/07/2018-6AM)