Duty Officer Robert Gordon receives a Certificate of Appreciation
Award from Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford
Jacksonville Regional Communications Center Duty Officer Robert Gordon was given a Certificate of Appreciation Award from Sheriff John Rutherford of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for assistance he provided a JSO officer who was run over by a vehicle.
Robert was at a restaurant with a group of friends when he noticed a JSO officer approach a vehicle in the parking lot and order the driver to get out of the vehicle. The officer was standing by the driver’s side, when suddenly the driver turned the wheels and put the vehicle in reverse and backed over the officer, then left the scene. Robert ran over to the officer and immediately called JSO dispatch on the officer’s portable radio for help. Robert then assisted with apprehending another individual who was having an altercation with the restaurant doorman. After other JSO officers arrived, Robert assisted with the description of the vehicle and direction of travel, which helped in apprehending the suspect.