Have you ever looked at a picture of someone and immediately knew there was something special about them?  One look at the photo of our First Responder Friday honoree, Jeffrey Jones, with country star Rodney Atkins says a lot. And as they say, actions speak louder than words. His daughter, Heather Williams shares the story of the man she's proud to call Dad.

Jeffrey Jones' career of community support began at a young age (we probably shouldn't check the birth certificate on how young) with the Cassville Fire Department. Later on, and still to this day, he volunteers at the Whitesboro F.D. And if dousing flames and responding to emergencies wasn't enough, Jeffrey also worked as a Sheriff's Deputy.

This past October he retired after 34 years with the Oneida County Sheriff's Department. Odds are if you went to any Oneida County event from fairs to FrogFest you have met Jeffrey Jones working security. Heather adds her whole life growing up he maintained two of the most dangerous jobs; firefighting, and police work.

The real cherry on the top of this story, today (4/24) is his birthday.  Hand to God, we had no idea until Heather told us. Mr. Jones, happy birthday and thanks for all you have done and continue to do as a First Responder.

 

listener submitted by Heath Williams
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Do you know a first responder that deserves to be recognized? Tell us about someone who should be honored in central New York - a firefighter, police officer, EMT, forest ranger, paramedic, DEC officers, military, rescuers or any other person first on the scene.

Include their name, a picture and why they should be recognized during 'First Responder Friday,' presented by Martin, Harding & Mazzotti.

We'll honor one first responder every Friday and as a way to say thank you, we'll give them a bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

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