Like father, like son: PCSO Captain welcomes son in new role as community service officer

Captain Tony Harrison of the Pennington County Sheriff's Department welcomed his son Parker Harrison to the PCSO as a community service officer.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A good way to start the week is with a new job.

Captain Tony Harrison and Parker Harrison

Captain Tony Harrison and Parker Harrison, courtesy Facebook

Ever since he was young, Parker Harrison wanted to get involved with law enforcement and says this position as a community service officer is a good starting point. Captain Tony Harrison says he is proud of his son that he chose a career in law enforcement as he abides by the slogan ‘service before self.’

Painting that Parker made for his father

Painting that Parker made for his father

“I think he’s been probably actively pursuing this career field for probably 10 or 12 years, since he’s been fairly young,” Tony Harrison said “It’s always what he wanted to do, having seen me live the whole life. I think he’s always enjoyed it.”

“I put it to heart, I really put everyone before myself, and just serve first,” said Parker Harrison.

Parker and Tony Harrison in Public Safety Building

Parker and Tony Harrison

A community service officer is a part of the patrol division and responds to lower risk calls for service.

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