Community Leaders Recognize Jim Jarrett with Naming of County's New 911 Center

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | January 20, 2019
Named for visionary Jim Jarrett, the Harrison-Taylor Emergency 911 Communications Center in Charles Pointe held a ribbon cutting and stone unveiling Thursday morning. After those festivities was a program featuring speakers including Harrison County Commission President Ron Watson, Harrison County 911 Director Paul Bump, Harrison County Local Emergency Planning Commission member Jim Harris and others instrumental in the evolvement of emergency services and communications, such as Tom Harrison, former Shinnston firefighter who helped spearhead the original communications center. 
Emergency personnel, board of emergency services members, several county and city dignitaries and many others instrumental in the implementation of the state-of-the-art facility attended. Watson, who provided welcoming remarks, said was a historical dedication and a great day to be a citizen of Harrison County.
“It’s not often that government makes a dedication for an individual and we’re blessed that he is here to see the fruits of his efforts,” Watson said. “It’s only fitting that this complex bears the name of James S. Jarrett. Our records reflect that way back when, Jim Jarrett was instrumental in the start of a new beginning of bringing about improved communications for emergency responders in Harrison County and today we are fortunate to recognize those efforts.”
As a retired Washington DC police officer, Watson said he knows first-hand the value of the telecommunicators who he said are the backbone of a 911 center.
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