Officer Jeffrey Parsons of the Baltimore County Police Department Cockeysville precinct responded to a call regarding an elderly vulnerable adult in December—and he hasn’t stopped helping the woman since.
It's things like sticking with an older woman in need that earned Parsons the title of Officer of the Month for January for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Precinct 7 commander Capt. Dennis Delp described Parsons’s everyday demeanor as “always professional” and “always positive.”
By the numbers, it’s easy to justify Parsons’s status. The young officer:
- Wrote 30 reports
- Closed 11 cases
- Made two arrests
- Issued 33 total traffic enforcement citations
But the numbers don’t tell the whole story.
Parsons responded to the December call involving the elderly vulnerable adult in formed an ongoing, helping relationship with the woman.
Delp said his officer helped the woman by getting all of the light bulbs changed in her house, taking her out to breakfast and generally checking up on her.
In another case, Parsons also counseled the victim of a fourth degree sex offense. Delp again noted Parsons’s professionalism in the face of a difficult situation.
“And he hasn’t used sick time in years,” Delp added.
However, Police Community Relations Council president Pam Rutledge lamented, “Unfortunately, Jeff is transferring to Essex” in the spring.