Title: Mesquite Deputy Marshal, Taekwondo Master, Southern Methodist University Police Officer, Collin County Sheriff’s Deputy
Company: Mesquite City Marshal’s Office, Collin County Sheriff’s Office, Southern Methodist University Police, Phoenix Martial Arts Center
Location: Mesquite, Texas, Collin County, Texas, University Park, Texas, Rockwall, Texas, United States
Master Gary L. Jones, is a Mesquite Deputy Marshal at City of Mesquite, Texas, Collin County Sheriff’s Deputy, Collin County, Texas, a Southern Methodist University Police Officer, University Park, Texas, and Taekwondo Master at Phoenix Martial Arts Center, in Rockwall, Texas, 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, after twenty years of service, 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 Police Officer. After getting his eyes fixed later on in his life, Master Jones was able to take on his desired profession at the age of 54. 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 1977 and did two tours in Viet Nam.
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. He was with the Collin County Sheriff’s office from 2018 thru 2020. He has also been working with the Mesquite Marshal’s Office and the Mesquite Municipal Court since 2020. He rejoined the SMU Police force in November of 2020 as a patrol officer. As a testament to his success, he was named Reserve Deputy of the Year at the Collin County Sheriff’s Office in 2019 and Officer of the Year at Southern Methodist University in 2011. He also received two Lifesaving Awards from Southern Methodist University. Master Jones attributes his success to perseverance and having a positive attitude, never quitting in achieving whatever goals you set for yourself. Life is not always easy, obstacles get in the way, it is how you handle these situations that make you who you are. Reflecting on his career, he is proud to continue to lead a great life in law enforcement, and in his taekwondo career of twenty-six years.
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