Officer Aaron Pearson of the Springfield Police Department backs up officer Nicholas Masterson on a shoplifting call. Allegedly a male and a female stole a phone from a popular super center. During the investigation no stolen property was found on there persons but a background check reveals that both suspects have multiple warrants. While placing the male suspect into custody he bolts and a short foot pursuit ensues into a guard rail. The suspect is tased and continues fight with both officers down a hill.
|Agency||Springfield, MO Police Department|
|From||Blue Springs, MO|
|Why Law Enforcement||I got the Law Enforcement bug from my father, Winston Pearson, initially. My dad has been with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department for 30 years. He always told me I would not get rich becoming a police officer, but I would love going to work everyday and that is true. My Father-in-Law, Tom Dempsey, is a retired Sgt. with the Springfield Police Department.|
|First Arrest||I was still on Field Training and I was sent to a Domestic Assault. I was very nervous and tried to be very thorough. I arrested the male for 3rd Degree Domestic Assault. He was highly intoxicated, but it was a relatively uneventful arrest in hindsight.|
|Best part of the job||The best part of the job is the variety. I know this has been said thousands of times, but two days are never alike.|
|Hobbies||I like to work out, play golf, play with my children and family, and play with my two dogs (Moose – Great Dane, and Macie – Dutch Shephard).|
|Favorite Quote||After finding Meth in someone’s pants pockets, “These aren’t my pants, I just found these in a dumpster and put them on.”|