Welcome Officer Jones!

Jordan Jones pins her husband's new badge on him after Andrew was sworn-in as Huntingburg's newest police officer. PHOTO: City of Huntingburg

Jordan Jones pins her husband’s new badge on him after Andrew was sworn-in as Huntingburg’s newest police officer.
PHOTO: City of Huntingburg

Huntingburg (NNDC) – Huntingburg will soon have a new patrolman on the streets.

Thursday, Andrew Jones was formally sworn-in at a meeting of the Huntingburg Board of Public Works.

Jones will report for training at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield this Monday.

Jones joined the United States Marine Corps after graduating from high school has recently been a corrections officer at State of Indiana correctional facility in Branchville.

Jones will fill the void left on Huntingburg’s 12-officer force by Paul “Bucky” Lehr who retired earlier this fall after 32 with the department.

Jones, and his wife Jordan have two children.

Becoming a police officer has been Andrew Jones’ lifelong goal.

Thursday, Andrew’s wife Jordan pinned a Huntingburg Police Department badge on the Marine Corps veteran’s chest at the Huntingburg Board of Public Works meeting. He will report for training in Plainfield, Ind. next Monday.

“He’s wanted to be a police officer since he was little,” Donald Jones, Andrew’s father, said with a grin while waving his hand at hip level indicating his son’s height when he first started talking about it. “Probably when he was in first grade was when he first said he wanted to be a police officer.”

The 2010 graduate of Jasper High School joined the U.S. Marine Corps right out of high school; graduating in May and reporting to Parris Island in August. After serving four years as a radio operator, he returned to the area and began working at Branchville waiting for the opportunity to work his dream job.

According to Jones, he is glad for the opportunity to finally serve in his chosen profession. He is looking forward to serving the community as the department’s newest officer.

Jones is the department’s 12 officer and replaced Officer Paul “Bucky” Lehr who retired in September after 32 years of service on the department.

Andrew and Jordan have two children and live in Jasper.

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