Meet Daniel Eubanks! Daniel is a deputy with the Jefferson Police Department and earlier this year was awarded Officer of the Year for his service. He is married to Blair and the couple has two children; Shay and Jackson.
We want to thank Daniel for recently spending time with us and telling us more about his life and love of Jackson County.
Question: You were recently awarded Officer of the Year, tell me more about that?
Answer: “We got a call for a possible active shooter at a house, but as when we got closer it turned into a drive-by shooting where someone shot at someone else’s house and they shot back. I was the first officer on scene. So, when I arrived I turned on my alley lights to illuminate the side of the house and and as I’m walking a man comes out with a gun pointed at me. I tell the man to drop the gun. He doesn’t drop the gun and starts running at me, I start to fire, but then ran over to the other officer as my backup at the time and got behind his car. The man starts to walk to my car, still with his gun pointed at us, takes my car to the cul-de-sac turns it around and rams it into the car we were just behind and another patrol car, totalting both cars. After that we made the arrest on the man.”
Q: Were you ever in the military?
A: “Yes, in the Army for six years, I was deployed in Afghanistan.”
Q: What is your favorite part about living in Jefferson?
A: “I love the small town community where everybody knows everybody. Although it is growing it still has the small town feel.”
Q: What’s your favorite restaurant?
A: “Los Vaqueros, the manger always takes care of us when we go.”
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? And why?
A: “Anywhere in the Caribbean, we started going on cruises lately and I really enjoy that.”
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: “I want to take my kids to Disney World next year.”
Q: Where do yourself in five to 10 years?
A: “I’ll still be in law enforcement, it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I’ll still be in Jefferson and they’ll have to fire me to get rid of me.”
Q: What are your favorite 3 bands that you’d like to see dead or alive?
A: “I really like the older country, so Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks, and George Strait.”
Q: What is your favorite childhood memory?
A: “Definitely sports, I loved sports growing up.”
Q: How many siblings do you have?
A: “Just one, I have a younger sister.”
Q: What is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
A: I’ve got nine individual tattoos and then a whole sleeve.”
Q: What three words mean home to you?
A: “Family, Love, and Faith.”