Police Chief Tony Jones: Spirit of Gainesville nominee
Published: Monday, September 10, 2012 at 4:53 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, September 10, 2012 at 4:53 p.m.
Tony Jones walks the walk of a real leader. He gives so much time to youth served by Reichert House, to the youth of our disadvantaged neighborhoods, to the shut in seniors and to many other groups who need an advocate and leader. He does a great job as our police chief, yet, as important he is a role model to hundreds of teens who are struggling to find their place successfully given what they face daily. Tony gives many dozens of hours each month to Reichert House youth to tutor, mentor, lead by example and create a positive environment for young men.
Category: Community Service
About Police Chief Tony Jones
Occupation: Police Chief Gainesville
Years in Gainesville: Lifelong
Tony\'s work will continue in the future and grow even stronger as he continues his personal outreach to bring in other adults to support the growth and development of the services of Reichert House. Through Tony\'s involvement, young men learn that they have options, that there are more productive paths to take than gangs, drugs and violence. They learn the importance of a good education and self-respect.
Tony Jones is a positive influence and gift for our entire community. His legacy will live long after his service. He has been actively involved in positively influencing hundreds of young men to become productive citizens. This benefits our community, as well as the young men and their families. He shuns attention and operates quietly with a big heart. He is the true epitomy of a public servant.
Submitted by Debbie Mason
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