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Beauty Parlor Cop Promoted

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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The police officer who thwarted an armed robbery attempt at a Bedford Stuyvesant beauty salon last Saturday while she was off duty has been promoted to the rank of detective.

On Tuesday, Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly lauded the coolness under pressure of fifty-year-old Feris Jones -- who prefers to be called 'Jonsey' instead of 'Detective Jones' -- as well as the fact that Jones' marksmanship allowed her to shoot a 44 magnum from the suspects' hand.

Jones said joining the police force was initially her former husband's idea, "My ex brought the application home, actually. He liked the medical benefits," Jones said.

Jones said she always carries her firearm with her, but that this was the first time she had fired it in 20 years on the force.

Jones, who had braids pulled into a big round bun at the back of her neck, said she finally got her new hair do on Monday.

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