Former Columbus police chief added to Columbus Hall of Fame

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The city of Columbus adding big names to its hall of fame. 

One of those four people being former Columbus Police Chief James G Jackson. 

Jackson is now 86-years-young. He served 51 years on the police force and spent 19 of those years as chief of police. 

“I wanted to become a police officer basically all my life,” said Jackson. 

He was a leader in the city of Columbus and a trailblazer for the African-American community. Former Columbus police chief James Jackson become the first Black police chief on June 15, 1990. 

Sixty years ago a young Jackson never would have imagined the legacy he would leave behind in Columbus. His legacy has earned him a spot in the 2018 Columbus Hall of Fame.

“I had no idea. I didn’t think I would ever become chief of police….

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