B&N Jewelry hosted its second annual salute to the Tucson, Ariz., Police Department during the Tucson Gem Show. The dinner, held at El Charro’s, honors the security team from the GJX show, which is made up members of the Tucson Police Department. This year’s honorees are Sergeant Frank Rau and Officer Jim Parks.
Sergeant Rau heads the K9 unit and Officer Parks is president of the Police Union of Arizona. “The officers give up a week’s vacation to work this show,” said Jeff Unger, president of B&N Jewelry. “Parks, Rau, and the complete security team at the GJX show have done a great job in keeping us, the vendors, and the buyers safe during the show. The security team at the GJX is one of the best we see during the year. It’s our way of saying thank you.”