CRIMEFIGHTER CORPS ACTIVITY REPORTS
|CRIMEFIGHTER CORPS ACTIVITIES 1-1-07 THRU 6-30-07
Written By: Editor1-2-07 DOWNTOWN PATROL AND MICHIGAN THEATRE
CAPTAIN JACKSON began his first patrol by checking business doors in his district. With the downtown virtually "asleep" after the past two weeks of holiday festivities, he headed to the Michiagn where he met with fellow restoration volunteers Carroll Bush and John Lane. Each of the volunteers had a different task to perform. For the Captain, it was painting. And while he had to "wait for paint to dry", he used that opportunity to patrol his district on a few occasions. During one of these patrols he was asked to have his picture taken with three young ladies at Bella Notte.
Once finishing his volunteer work at the theater, he finished his patrols.
1-4-07 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
1-6-06 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
While patrolling his district, CAPTAIN JACKSON encountered Al Spies, Jr., a Michigan Theatre board member and CEO of Kellogg Crankshaft. It was Al and his team that engineered the re-building of the bad blower shaft at the theater.
1-9-07 "SCHEDULED" BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
With the temperatures in the teens, and though the monthly "Building Committee Meeting" had been cancelled due to a theater "Board of Directors" business meeting, CAPTAIN JACKSON was still on hand to continue his volunteer restoration, and grateful for a place to "warm up" between downtown patrols.
As the cold temperatures basically kept the downtown very quiet, the Captain was able to finish some of his painting projects, installed freshly Nickel Plated door bars, as well as check the door locks of all the businesses in the downtown district.
1-11-07 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
1-13-07 BIRTHDAY PARTY AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON began his day of patrol by being the surprise guest at a birthday party held at Daryl`s Downtown. The party was celebrating the birthday of Mike Woodhouse, and attended by approximately twenty people, most of whom where from Hillsdale College where Mike does business. During his stay, he explained The CRIMEFIGHTERS CORPS mission as well as spent time for photo opps for the visiting attendees, which included a gentleman from France. Though the Captain was only planning to make a short appearance, he was asked to stay for the entire party and enjoyed the many new friends he made, including Mike himself.
Later, the Captain began his patrols, occasionally stopping in at The Michigan Theatre where he warmed up due to the very cold outside temperatures and freezing drizzle. After a few hours of patrol, he retired in the early evening.
1-16-07 JAXPO COMMITTEE MEETING
CAPTAIN JACKSON attended the meeting at the new Chamber of Commerce office on Jackson Street.
Members of the committee discussed the changes for the 2007 version of the exposition. Afterward, the Captain did a short patrol of the downtown district.
1-16-07 BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
After a couple hour break from his patrol duties, CAPTAIN JACKSON returned downtown to attend the monthly committee meeting at The Michigan Theatre. During the meeting he submitted a financial statement of the professional metal finishing restoration work he has performed at the theater in the past five years free gratis.
After the meeting, the Captain divided his time doing "touch up" paint work at the theater and patrol work. With temperatures in the teens, and the downtown virtually devoid of visitors, he was able to spend most of his time inside the theater enjoying the warmth.
1-18-07 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON attended the only Chamber of Commerce schmoozing party of the month. It was held at Commonwealth Associates, Incorporated on Argyle Street near the airport. With an attendance of over two hundred people, he had a wonderful time touring the establishment as well as meeting many new, and longtime, friends and fans.
After the get together, the Captain headed downtown to patrol his district. Possibly because of the light freezing rain, the downtown area was very quiet. Therefore, he did his patrol in his Crimefightermobile. Once he felt his district was secure, he retired.
1-20-07 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
1-23-07 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON returned to his district early in the evening to do both restoration work at the theater as well as patrol his district. With temperatures in the 20`s F and a blowing snow, he found the downtown area devoid of people and was able to accomplish a great deal of work at the theater.
1-25-07 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
1-26-07 DOWNTOWN PATROL AND MICHIGAN THEATRE
The Captain spent most of the afternoon splitting his time betweens patrols and volunteering at the theater.
1-30-07 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON arrived late in the afternoon to the theater to do restoration work. During breaks he patrolled his district.
2-1-07 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON began his evening attending the Chamber party held at The Jackson Coffee Company. It was attended my many regulars and the the last party for Chamber President Susan Milhoun as she was to retire form her position Februrary 9.
After the "schmooze", the Captain patrolled his district and checked business door locks.
2-3-07 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
2-7-07 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
2-9-07 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
2-11-07 CHILI COOK-OFF
CAPTAIN JACKSON and The QUEEN of HEARTS attended the 21st Annual event held at Jackson Community College. The duo enjoyed the many varieties of chili, in addition to meeting with many of their friends and fans.
The crime fighting duo also made appearances on a television show which was being filmed for visiting comedian Kathy Griffin.
2-14-07 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
2-15-07 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON attended the bi-monthly get together held at Aspen Heating and Cooling on West Michigan Avenue. There was a large crowd and he enjoyed both the people as well as the meatballs and sausage, which were provided by the local Sam`s Club.
After the event, the Captain headed downtown. With the sub-freezing temperatures, he did most of his patrolling in his CRIMEFIGHTERMOBILE.
2-17-07 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
2-20-07 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
During his regular patrol CAPTAIN JACKSON also visited The County Tower Building where the Jackson County Commision meeting was taking place.
With the almost "spring like" temperatures, the Captain spent even more time than usual downtown patrolling his district.
2-21-07 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
2-23-07 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
2-26-07 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
3-1-07 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON attended the first Chamber of Commerce "Schmooze" of the month, held at the new Craft Insurance Agency building on Spring Arbor Road.
Being one of the largest such parties in the past number of months, the Captain enjoyed submarine sandwiches provided by the new Lenny`s Sub Shop from downtown Jackson, as well as the company of many long time friends, and meeting a number of people who were new to the Chamber and the event.
And as an "extra" bonus, the Captain won one of the "Prize Baskets" which were given away by agency President Robert Craft. His included a heavy duty DORCY flashlight, a portable fire extinguisher, a "multi-tool" knife and a few other items which will help him in his Crime Fighting work. (And as far as the basket his prizes came in, once unwrapped, his new pet "Crimefighter Cat" found the size perfect as a place in which to take a nap.)
After the party, the Captain headed downtown to patrol his district. With a light rain, he completed his patrol in a short time.
3-4-07 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
3-8-07 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
3-10-07 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON split his time between the theater and his downtown district.
3-13-07 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
3-15-07 RESTAURANT RALLY
CAPTAIN JACKSON attended the Chamber of Commerce`s FIRST RESTAURANT RALLY. The event was attended by about 250 people, many of whom were not regular Chamber members.
The event was the first of it`s kind, as well as being a large success for the Chamber`s Ambassador`s Club.
Ten Jackson area restaurants offered free food and a bus was provided for those who did not wish to drive to each location. The Captain was able to visit (and try food specialties) at all but one of the featured restaurants.
His favorite samples included a Bacon Burger at The Night Lite and the Chicken Kabob at The Bone Island Grill. And while enjoying Vegetable soup at The Hunt Club, he was besieged by many fans who wanted his autograph and to have their picture taken with him.
After the four hour event, the Captain patrolled the downtown district and checked doors to make certain everything was safe and secure in his district.
3-20-07 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON joined other members of the Theater`s BUILDING COMMITTEE to work on restoration projects. During breaks in the work, the Captain patrolled downtown.
3-22-07 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON was at the theater along with fellow volunteer Tim Friday and his lady friend to work on more restoration projects, including restoring a hanging lamp which will be located in front of the concession stand. While Tim and his friend worked on detail painting, the Captain patrolled his district.
3-25-07 DOWNTOWN PATROL AND MICHIGAN THEATRE
CAPTAIN JACKSON was on duty to patrol the downtown district as well as volunteer at the theater. During his "off time", the Captain painted the outside doors of the theater which had received damage from local artists whom believe the theater is a billboard for their illegal work.
3-27-07 DOWNTOWN PATROL AND MICHIGAN THEATRE
CAPTAIN JACKSON was downtown early in the evening to both patrol his district as well as enjoy the summer like temperatures. During one of his patrols, he ran into Logan, a young man he had once worked with at The Michigan Theatre. Being some time since they had seen each other, the two caught up on old and new times. Logan is also one of the people who are opening a "Hooka Bar" in the downtown district. A cross between a coffee shop and a smoking den, the establishment should open before the summer.
As it was also "Building Committee work day" at the theater, the Captain was on hand to assist. His work began atop the theater where he pointed out "cracks" in the roof which were patched with tar by fellow committee members Carroll Bush and Tim Friday. As the pair repaired the roof, the Captain viewed his district and was noticed by many locals, including two Jackson City Police officers who acknowledged him during their lunch break at Lenny`s.
As his later patrols were cut short by the rain storms that hit the downtown area, the Captain continued his theater volunteer work until late into the night.
3-29-07 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
3-31-07 DOWNTOWN PATROL AND MICHIGAN THEATRE
CAPTAIN JACKSON spent most of the afternoon and evening dividing his time between volunteering at the theater and patrolling his district.
4-3-07 MICHIGAN THEATRE`S SPRING BREAK MOVIE SERIES
CRIMEFIGHTER GIRL spent the afternoon volunteering at the theater during one of the spring break movies.
4-3-07 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON was the first to arrive at the theater to do restoration work. With the air temperature around 70`F, he opened the theater to air it out. After fellow Building Committee volunteers Carroll Bush and Tim Friday arrived and began their work, the Captain did detail painting on two of the lobby sconce light ornaments. While paint dried, the Captain took breaks to patrol his district and greet people on the street.
With the theater doors open and the lights on, a few locals entered and asked for both upcoming program information as well as a tour. The Captain was only too happy to oblige. One of these people was a local store manager named Wesley who hadn`t been in the theater for almost twenty years. During the tour, he mentioned his "restoration" skills and the Captain asked if he`d be interested in joining the Building Committee restoration crew. Moments later, Carroll and Tim were on scene and Wesley was put to work.
After working late at the theater and securing his district, the Captain retired for the night.
4-5-07 MICHIGAN THEATRE`S SPRING BREAK MOVIE SERIES
CRIMEFIGHTER GIRL spent the afternoon volunteering at the theater during one of the spring break movies.
4-5-07 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
The first Chamber of Commerce event of the month was held Studio1One Photography on Greenwood Street. CAPTAIN JACKSON attended the event and then headed downtown to patrol his district.
4-7-07 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON arrived at the theater mid-afternoon to both volunteer and discuss restoration with other members of the staff. During his breaks, he patrolled the downtown district.
4-10-07 BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON arrived early for the Michigan Theatre committee meeting and to finish one of the lobby sconce lights he had been restoring so it could be re-installed before the members left for the night.
During the meeting the Captain also showed the cast iron chandelier had been restoring for the lobby and presented an example of the Antique Copper Plating the finished lamp will have. All members present were impressed.
After the meeting, the Captain kept himself busy both at the theater as well as patrolling the downtown district.
4-12-07 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
4-14-07 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON was downtown to both offer his volunteer services at the theater as well as patrol his district. After several patrols, he helped close the theater.
4-17-07 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON was the first on to arrive at the theater for "Building Committee" restoration night where he finished detail painting on the last lobby sconce light he had been working on. While paint dried he patrolled his district.
During his patrols he ran into two fellow crime fighters, Jackson City Police Officers Dave Reteria and Charles Brant. The Captain had worked with both of these officers at downtown events and on downtown criminal cases.
With all the downtown business door locks checked, the Captain headed back to the theater where he secured the property and retired.
4-19-07 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON attended the second Chamber party of the month which was held at ELLA SHARP MUSEUM. During the party he spent time with fellow members of the Chamber of Commerce JAXPO Committee, as well as local cable television star Bart Hawley.
After the party the Captain went downtown to patrol his district. During one of his patrols he encountered a family cruising the streets looking for him. Once the Captain realized the family (with four children under eight years of age) was there to meet him, he made it a point to be available.
The Captain then finished his "door check".
4-20-07 ROCK CONCERT AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON was on hand to work security at The Michigan Theatre for a three band Rock Concert. Because the attendance was almost non-existent, the Captain was able to spend a great deal of time ensuring the safety of the downtown residents.
4-21-07 BOBBY RUSH CONCERT
CAPTAIN JACKSON worked security at The Michigan Theatre for the Blues Concert. While working with theater personnel, he had the opportunity to work with both the show personnel as well as show star Bobby Rush, who remembered meeting the Captain four years earlier.
In addition to his "in house" security work, the Captain also patrols the local parking lots to make certain that patrons vehicles aren`t molested. During this time he was able to patrol his downtown district.
4-26-07 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENTS, DOWNTOWN PATROL, MICIHIGAN THEATRE AND INTERVIEW
CAPTAIN JACKSON began his long day at noon at the Chamber of Commerce for the monthly JAXPO committee meeting. After the meeting, the Captain made his first patrol of the day. During that patrol, he stopped by City Hall where he ran into Mayor Jerry Ludwig and had a meeting with City Manager Bill Ross regarding city affairs. From there, the Captain took the CRIMEFIGHTER MOBILEto Jackson Radio Works to pick up a prize he had won in the morning.
After a couple hour break, the Captain returned downtown to Bella Notte for the Chamber`s Business After Hours party. During the event he took some time to visit The Michigan Theatre to discuss a project he had been working on with Manager Dennis Burkhart. Returning to the Chamber party, the Captain spent time with many attendees, as well as fellow JAXPO committee members.
Later, The Captain returned to the streets to patrol, making a stop at the Michigan to finish his project.
With the downtown district secure, the Captain returned home where he was interviewed by Utne Reader Magazine research editor Kristen Mueller.
4-28-07 DDA DAY, MICHIGAN THEATRE 77th BIRTHDAY AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON was downtown early for the second annual DDA Day hosted by the Jackson Downtown Development Authority. During the event most downtown businesses were open for special tours and events. With hundreds of people attending, it seems certain this event will be a continuing annual event.
Afterward, the Captain attended the special presentation of "Casablanca" at the Michigan. Before the showing of the movie, theater board members gave speeches thanking the many volunteers who have made the theater restoration a reality.
During the showing of the movie, as well as afterward, the Captain patrolled his district.
4-29-07 TEXAS HOLD-EM AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
Michigan Theatre staff asked CAPTAIN JACKSON to volunteer for the first poker event held at the theater. As it seemed the participants were more interested in the card games than the food the volunteers had provided, the Captain decided to do some restoration work. While waiting for "paint to dry", the Captain began patrolling his district. Being a Sunday, there was little to do downtown. With that, and the theater covered, the Captain retired early.
5-1-07 THEATER RESTORATION NIGHT AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON arrived early at the Michigan with painting outside details in mind. However, due to the threat of rain, he spent more time patrolling his district than working at the theater.
This turned out to be a plus as he encountered a male suspect who was "checking out" parked cars (generally the scenario is the suspect "tries" doors and if they are unlocked this person riffles, or steals, the contents). The Captain made himself obvious and followed the individual out of his district while reporting him to the local authorities.
5-3-07 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
CAPTAIN JACKSON was on hand for the first Chamber event of the month, this time held downtown at the local headquarters of Comerica Bank. The Captain spent time with many friends as well as fellow members of the Chamber`s JAXPO committee. All enjoyed food catered by Bella Notte.
After the party, the Captain did a patrol of the downtown district as well as The Michigan Theatre.
5-5-07 SAU GOSPEL SHOW AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON was among the volunteers who worked the theater for Spring Arbor University`s Gospel Show. Though the show didn`t start until after 6:00pm, most spent the day at the theater while the performers prepared for their performance.
During that time, the Captain patrolled his district as well as went around the theater to procure a list of activities to be performed during an upcoming Building Committee work night.
During, and after the show, the Captain patrolled his district. During one of his patrols he was encountered by a number of "Graduation Party" youths who requested their picture be taken with him.
5-8-07 BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON attended the monthly meeting at the Michigan Theatre, during which he brought up many details which needed to be addressed, some of which had to do with security of the theater. After the meeting, the Captain worked on a few of the "security" issues he brought up as well as worked with fellow volunteers on his, and other projects.
During and after his volunteer work at the theater the Captain patrolled his district. On one of his patrols he ran into Jackson County Commission head Steve Shotwell, and on later County Administrator Randy Treacher.
After securing the theater as well as his district, the Captain retired for the evening.
5-10-07 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
5-12-07 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON arrived at the theater early in the afternoon to volunteer. With the attendance to the movie limited, he began his patrol work. As no one showed up for the second movie presentation, the Captain and fellow Building Committee volunteer Tim Friday began working on restoration projects.
While many of the projects were minor, the pair worked late into the evening. During that time, the Captain took several breaks to patrol the streets of his district as well as have his picture taken with a number of Prom Party attendees who were downtown for dinner.
5-15-07 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON met with the regular Building Committee Volunteers at the theater shortly after 6:00pm. With a heavy storm just beginning, the Captain`s planned outside restoration work became a "wash", as did his initial patrol intentions.
Therefore, he helped out with different projects where he could. When the storm finally passed, the Captain checked doors downtown and retired for the evening.
5-17-07 TRANSPORTATION WEEK, BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AND CROP WALK MEETING
The Captain began his long day around noon by attending the annual National Transportation Week event at the Jackson Transit Authority station downtown. Working with JTA employee Dave Vassal and regular volunteers Lucille and Walt Wrozek, the Captain greeted patrons and helped out where he could. As the event ended for the day, and the Wrozeks left, the Captain assisted Dave in cleaning up the event equipment.
By 5:00pm, the Captain had made his way to The Jackson Coffee Company for the Chamber`s bi-monthly party. In addition to spending time with fellow JAXPO members, the Captain met a number of new attendees to the event.
After the Chamber party, the Captain headed across town to Immanuel Lutheran Church for a meeting with fellow CROP WALK representatives and volunteers to plan strategy for the annual event. The is the Captain`s fourth year volunteering for the event, which works both security as well publicity for the cause.
5-19-07 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
With the many restoration projects at The Michigan Theatre, CAPTAIN JACKSON spent a very long day downtown. As the theater was "Dark" for the weekend, the Captain began his day by re-painting exterior doors which had been damaged by vandals. While the paint dried, he began his numerous patrols of the downtown area. With his district quiet, the Captain worked late into the evening at the theater with restoration prjects.
5-22-07 "MADE IN JACKSON" AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON was on hand at The Michigan Theatre for the Premiere of JTV`s new program, "MADE IN JACKSON".
Before the show presentation, the Captain had the honor of giving fellow Chamber of Commerce JAXPO committee member Bob Dorogi a tour of the inner workings of the theater, including the stage basement, the roof and cupola. Bob was a board member of the first group who tried to restore the aging theater and vas very impressed with the restoration progress of the Captain and his fellow members of the theater`s Building Committee.
After the premiere, once the Captain helped clean and secure the theater, his made regular patrol rounds downtown.
5-22-07 CRUISE NIGHT
CAPTAIN JACKSON and The QUEEN of HEARTS were present for duty downtown, along with Jackson City Police Officers, to assure that the first big event of the season was a safe one for everyone. And even though it was Memorial weekend, when it ALWAYS rains in Michigan, the skies had let up for the occasion.
During one of his rounds downtown, the Captain had the opportunity to spend a few minutes Jackson City Police Sgt. Scott Rogers who is retiring in June, 2007. The CRIMEFIGHTER CORPS had worked with Scott at such events for years, and the Captain mentioned how they will miss seeing him on patrol.
5-23-07 JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT GRAND PRIX, MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CRIMEFIGHTER GIRL was the first of the crime fighting team to appear at Cascades Falls Park for the annual event. After a couple of hours, CAPTAIN JACKSON arrived at the event to greet fans and assist patrolling the park.
During his time at the park, the Captain had to honor of running into Susan Milhoun, the ex-president of the local Chamber of Commerce, who is now working "Out East". The two had a chance to "catch up" on what has been going on in Jackson since taking her new job. Shortly after their meeting, the typical "Memorial Weekend Rain" began.
While CRIMEFIGHTER GIRL went off duty, CAPTAIN JACKSON headed downtown to volunteer at the Michigan Theatre as well as patrol his district. With a medium rain present, and the fact that few people spent time downtown during a holiday weekend, the Captain`s job was easy and he retired early.
5-24-07 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
With a quiet day downtown, CAPTAIN JACKSON spent most of his time volunteering at the theater.
5-26-07 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON joined fellow Building Committee members for an evening of restoration work at the theater. As the Captain was performing paint work, while "paint dried" he make several patrols of his district.
5-28-07 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON was at the theater to work on the interior of the box office. Amateurs had attempted to repaint it and while doing so had ruined the interior brass door plate and door knobs the Captain had restored.
Between downtown patrols, the Captain finished the paint work and removed the damaged brass parts for restoration.
5-30-07 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
6-2-07 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON spent time at the theater re-installing the restored damaged box office brass door plate and door knobs which had been previously damaged by people who had no authority to work in that area.
As theater attendance was low, the Captain had plenty of time to patrol his district.
6-3-07 ROSE PARADE AND DOWNTWON PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON was on hand for the annual parade, as he and other members of The CRIMEFIGHTER CORPS have been for the past number of years. Unfortunately, because of the "on and off" rain all morning, attendance was down to about half the usual amount. Also, approximately forty minutes into the parade, it had to be cut short due to rain. However, the Captain---umbrella in hand---still made the walk from First Street to The Westwood Mall to help the local police mark the end of the parade as well as give greetings to the people who braved the weather.
As the rain continued, the Captain headed downtown where he volunteered at The Michigan Theatre as well as patrolled the downtown district.
6-5-07 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON was at the Michigan for the regular Building Committee work night. During the evening he replaced the last three auditorium door plate handle which had been damaged by painters.
During one of his downtown patrols, he encountered local music great Steve Berkemeier at Bucky Harris Park where he was doing a photo shoot for an upcoming CD.
6-7-07 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
CAPTAIN JACKSON attended the regular Chamber of Commerce event held at the Jo-Anne Fabrics shopping center. Attendees spent time visiting a few of the new shops and were treated to Lenny`s submarine sandwiches and locally made ice cream. While spending time with his friend Bob Dorogi, the pair were joined by Michigan Theatre Marketing Director Ila Smith.
After the party, the Captain headed downtown to check doors.
6-8-07 WHEELS OF THUNDER
CAPTAIN JACKSON and The QUEEN of HEARTS spent the evening patrolling the downtown district for the first day of the growing Chamber of Commerce annual event.
6-9-07 WHEELS OF THUNDER
The QUEEN of HEARTS began her patrol work early in the day to cover the downtown district for the annual event. CAPTAIN JACKSON joined her after 2:00pm.
While patrolling their district they were greeted by many of their fans as well as worked with the local police department officers on duty to keep this annual event "family friendly" and "crime free". And while technically not a crime, the worst offence made by some attendees was the use of profanity. Both crime fighting agencies reminded attendees that the event was "family friendly", and no one seemed to have any problems with the suggestion to stop.
The QUEEN of HEARTS went off duty in the early evening, but CAPTAIN JACKSON remained on duty late into the night. As the event winded down, and both attendees and vendors packed up an left, the Captain spent some time at The Michigan Theatre where they were showing the 1953 "biker" movie The Wild One.
At around 10:00pm the Captain made one of his last patrol rounds of the downtown district. Encountering a few Jackson City Police Officers, they verified that the two day event yielded no arrests and that it was indeed a"Crime Free Family Friendly" event.
6-12-07 BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON was on hand at the monthly Michigan Theatre meeting. With a low attendance, the meeting was over in short time and the Captain proceeded to patrol his district.
6-14-06 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
6-16-07 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON was downtown to both volunteer at the theater as well as patrol the downtown district to make certain there was no crime in his district.
6-19-07 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON spent time at the theater for "Building Committee Work Day" as well as patrolled his district.
6-21-07 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON and CRIMEFIGHTER GIRL attended the bi-monthly Chamber of Commerce meeting held at Trellis Gardens. In addition to meeting with regular attendees, the crime fighting duo met with ex-radio personality Scott Clow, who became the Director of Marketing of the facility.
Later, the pair patrolled their district.
6-22-07 CRUISE NIGHT
CAPTAIN JACKSON worked with the local authorities to help make the second such even of the year a very safe and crime free family event.
6-23-07 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON spent time at the theater as well as patrolled his district.
6-26-07 MICHIGAN THEATRE AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON spent time at the theater for "Building Committee Work Day" as well as patrolled his district.
6-28-07 REGULAR DOWNTOWN PATROL
6-30-07 BRUNOFEST AND DOWNTOWN PATROL
CAPTAIN JACKSON worked the downtown district for most of the day. During that time he worked on The Michiagn Theatre`s new chandelier as well as patrolled his entire district.
Part of his patrol included the afternoon long Brunofest which was held at the amphitheater. Created by local Jackson Internet radio show (Free Radio Jackson) innovator Arron Childs, the show was a success and crime free.
After the event, the Captain continued his patrols.
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