Title: Mesquite Deputy Marshal, Taekwondo Master
Company: Collin County Sheriff’s Office, Phoenix Martial Arts Center
Location: Rockwall, Texas, United States
Master Gary L. Jones, Mesquite Deputy Marshal at Collin County Sheriff’s Office and Taekwondo Master at Phoenix Martial Arts Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in law enforcement and martial arts.
After being laid off by an electronic company, Master Jones decided to pursue a career in law enforcement. During his high school years, the first female lieutenant in Dallas lived across the street from him and inspired him to join the police force However, back in 1969, you had to have 20/20 vision and no glasses to become a cop. After getting his eyes fixed later on in his life, Master Jones was able to take on his desired profession at the age of 64. Competing with young adults in his classes, he became the number two student in his class of 35. He feels very proud to wear the uniform and looks the most presentable in it. He graduated from the Police Academy and took two years of coursework at Texas A&M University. Likewise, he served with the U.S. Navy from 1971 to 1974.
In 2006, Master Jones became a police officer with the Southern Methodist University Police Department, where he remained until 2012. Since 2003, he has been a Taekwondo Master at the Phoenix Martial Arts Center and since 2018, he has been a deputy sheriff at the Collin County Sheriff’s Office. He has also been working with the Mesquite Marshal’s Office and the Mesquite Municipal Court since 2020. As a testament to his success, he was named Deputy of the Year from the Collin County Sheriff’s Office in 2019 and received two Lifesaving Awards. Master Jones attributes his success to perseverance and achieving even his most challenging goals. Reflecting on his career, he is proud to have led great life in law enforcement, in the courthouse and in his taekwondo course.
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