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Columbus Police Chief Leaves Office for Last Time

Nov 26, 2008

It's the end of an era at Columbus Police headquarters. Chief James Jackson left the job for the last time. WOSU was there as fellow officers honored Jackson's half century of service.

Columbus Police and Fire Pipe and Drum band played the United States Marine Corps Anthem as Chief James Jackson, a former Marine, exited the elevators with his wife, Mary.

Dozens of officers paid tribute to Jackson with a special good-bye ceremony, that lasted about two minutes, as he left the office for the final time.

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. was in Columbus Thursday discussing who he thinks is deserving of the Democratic nomination for President. Jesse Jackson Jr. is a Congressman in the House of Representatives and has endorsed a former Vermont governor Howard Dean.

Jackson says voter apathy is difficult to combat. He says says issues like healthcare and unemployment should be at the top of the administration's agenda, instead of the most recent announcement to re-energize the space program.