“This is what police work is all about!” Jerrell said later in a Facebook message, posing with the baby boy who now sits in the new seat. “This is why I love what I do.”
Jerrell is supervisor of the sheriff’s office’s criminal interdiction unit for the Interstate-95 corridor. But Jan. 11 was a slow day, so he was patrolling through the county when he spotted a vehicle traveling 72 mph in a 55 mph zone on U.S. 17 in northern McIntosh County.
“It’s no secret the way things are right now,” Jerrell said. “I’m just always looking for more ways to initiate community policing and this was a step in the right direction. I just felt like I had no other choice when facing that situation. What else can you do?”