Jonesboro officers commended in front of city council

Officers Honored for Saving Kid
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Two Jonesboro Police Department officers, who were recently honored by Senator Tom Cotton, were commended Tuesday night in front of the city council for their life-saving actions during May's historic flood.

13-year-old Jacob Hunter got swept away in a storm drain May 24.

After hours of search efforts by dozens of emergency personnel, JPD Corporal Jason Chester and Sgt. Trey Dupuy doubled back and miraculously heard Jacob's cries for help.

They said while it's nice to have their efforts recognized by so many, it wasn't just them.

"Yeah, it's nice to be recognized by the city and by Senator Cotton for the hard work we did because the people who worked with us also know that they were right there shoulder to shoulder so that's part their reward as well," Sgt. Dupuy said.

During the presentation, Mayor Harold Perrin also gave Jacob a key to the city.

Jeff Pfeffer and Amy Davis, the two citizens who helped Cpl. Chester and Sgt. Dupuy save Jacob, were also recognized for their efforts.

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