Cedartown PD officer honored

Cedartown Police Sergeant Josh Jackson (pictured second from right) was recently awarded the Arthur Kaplan Public Safety Award from the Scottish Rite Valley of Atlanta. Sgt. Jackson was honored for his service and dedication as a law enforcement officer and first responder. He has served the Cedartown Police Department since April 2005. The award was presented at the Grand Lodge of Georgia. (Contributed by City of Cedartown)

Cedartown Police Sergeant Josh Jackson was recently awarded the Arthur Kaplan Public Safety Award from the Scottish Rite Valley of Atlanta.

Sgt. Jackson was honored for his service and dedication as a law enforcement officer and first responder. He has served the Cedartown Police Department since April 2005.

The award was presented at the Grand Lodge of Georgia.

Kaplan, a 32° Mason, was a long-time Atlanta judge and also served as a volunteer EMT before his death in 2010. Kaplan is recognized for receiving more Red Cross Certificates of Merit for Lifesaving than anyone else in the nation.

Along to receive the award was Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome, who is also a mason.