Thursday, January 1, 2004

Mason store manager gets police award



By Anna Michael
Enquirer contributor

MASON - The police department wants to recognize business owners who help officers keep the city safe.

The Hard Target award was created to do that. "Starting this last year, the police on the night shift started paying more attention to who locked up at night and who had lots of lighting," said Jennifer Trepal, Mason public information officer.

The award is given to owners whose businesses are "hard targets" for criminals, Trepal said.

The first award was presented in December to Michael Jones, manager of Jo-Mart convenience store on U.S. 42. "Jo-mart is consistently in good shape. (Officers) wanted to give them a thank you for keeping the city of Mason as safe as possible," Trepal said.

"I thought it was a great honor," Jones said

E-mail Michaeae@muohio.edu




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