The fact that Jackson Police Officer Don Knotts shares the name of another famous police officer isn’t lost on him.
But this Knotts is no Barney Fife.
Unlike the Mayberry deputy, Knotts, who works Beat Three, Precinct Four, in Fondren, actually sets the example for other officers.
“He’s a very good beat officer. I don’t have to supervise him,” said Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan. “He gets out there and gets the job done.”