BEATRICE – Wednesday, the Beatrice Police Department will see the return of one its officers, following a military deployment.
Jason Sharp is finishing a one-year deployment as a security manager for the Joint Detention Group at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He has served there almost half of the two-and-a-half years he’s been with the Beatrice Police Department.
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Sharp said he’s felt welcomed home and is ready to start his police work, again.
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Sharp told the Mayor and City Council he flew a flag over his post on behalf of the city during his deployment in Cuba, during Operation Enduring Freedom. Appearing with Beatrice Police Chief Bruce Lang last night, Sharp presented a certificate to the Beatrice Police Department.
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Sharp says at some point later the local department’s supervisory staff will be honored by the Secretary of Defense and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve organization.