Columbus police officer turns to firefighting

Jeremy Jones. Photo courtesy of Columbus Fire Department.

A recent Columbus police officer, is now a firefighter.

Former officer Jeremy Jones was sworn in as a firefighter yesterday by Mayor Jim Lienhoop.

He previously served three years on the police department as a patrol officer. He was also the handler for police dog, Max. Max is retiring early and has gone to Shelby County to live with his previous handler.

Prior to his role in the Columbus department, Jones served for five years in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida police department.

According to the fire department, Jones will complete a basic Emergency Medical Technician course and State of Indiana Firefighter certification course.. After that, he will receive a shift schedule and station assignment.