New officer

Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks introduces Ricky Thompson, the new community service officer at the Parsons Police Department, to Parsons city commissioners Thursday evening. “I am just thrilled, you know, thrilled to have Ricky on board as are all of the officers who have really been doing double duty with animal calls and issues on top of the day-to-day minutiae that they have to respond to,” Spinks said Thursday. “I’m definitely looking forward to it,” Thompson said about his job.