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Salon Cop Promoted to Detective

October 26, 2010  | 


NYPD Det. Feris Jones halted an armed robbery in a Brooklyn salon. Photo courtesy of NYPD.

The NYPD officer who stopped an armed robbery in a Brooklyn beauty salon will received her gold detective shield for her heroic actions in a promotion ceremony Tuesday in City Hall, reports WPIX.com.

Officer Feris Jones, 50, will be recognized by NYPD Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg for "her poise and marksmanship," according to the report.

Jones is a 20-year NYPD veteran recently assigned to the crime lab. She was off-duty Saturday at a Brooklyn beauty salon, when 19-year-old parolee Winston Cox tried to rob the salon with a revolver.

The off-duty officer who was getting her hair done in the salon at the time exchanged fire with Cox. Rounds from her service weapon struck his hand and the lock on the front door.

Read the full story at WPIX.com.


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jcellis @ 10/26/2010 5:46 PM

No disrespect intended to the officer but I hope the NYPD is indeed
sincere in its "immediate"promotion and that it's not a PR or feel-good type of reaction.Remember,only in the movies/TV can the bad guy have his gun shot out of his hand.In real life,we revert back to our training(i.e.Center Mass).With a 5 shot off-duty weapon,you usually don't have the smooth action of your larger duty weapon.Accuracy is somewhat harder to achieve with that smaller handgun.I commend Det.Jones for keeping cool under fire
and bringing this incident to a safe conclusion for all parties,esp.
for the LEO.

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