Davidson police corporal James “J.J.” Stokes (right) was honored at Tuesday’s Town Board meeting as the town’s first Employee of the Year.Officer Stokes has worked with the department for 4½ years. A Jersey City, N.J., native, he moved to the Charlotte area in 1998, and soon after began studying for a job in law enforcement, a long held dream.
After basic law enforcement training, he started as a patrol officer in Cornelius. In 2002, Davidson hired him. His duties recently have included helping to train new officers as they come on the force.
Officer Stokes recently moved to Davidson with his wife, Amy Stokes, a bank financial analyst, and their two boxers, Hudson and Harley.
“I like coming to work, doing my job, helping the community, and building partnerships with the community,” he said Tuesday.
But he’s also known for his quick work with the radar. “They say I like to give speeding tickets,” he joked. Better stick to the speed limit on Main Street, Griffith Street or Concord Road when he’s on duty.
RECOGNITION FOR McINTOSH
Also at Tuesday’s board meeting, Mayor Randy Kincaid presented a plaque to local lawyer Bob McIntosh, of the McIntosh Law Firm, for his longtime financial support of the town recreation department and other activities over the past two decades.
“He’s a stellar citizen and supporter of town programs,” Mayor Kincaid said.
FOX GETS HER 15 MINUTES
Davidson College English professor Ann Fox said she was “milking my 15 minutes of fame for all it’s worth” this week after she was among the subjects of a fashion article in the Style section of the Charlotte Observer last Friday, Feb. 9.
Ann responded to an Observer query asking readers to share their fashion passions. In her case, it’s eyewear.
We have to admit, Ann does wear some of the coolest glasses around. “They’re little works of art,” she told the newspaper.
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