PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) -- For six years Sergeant First Class Jason Jackson's family has been searching for answers.
For the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, the hunt is for a killer of one of their own. His April 2011 murder has become a cold case. But now, deputies are putting new attention on the case, hoping to get some answers for his parents.
A $5,000 reward is now being offered. Reward posters have been printed.
The photo on the posters is of Jason Jackson, a member of the Arkansas National Guard, a deputy sheriff, and a realtor. All while going to school to be a doctor.
His family wants to know how the man, with a future full of promise, ended up in his car, slumped over, and shot in the neck outside of a home for sale on Arch Street in 2011.
In a press conference Friday morning, Sheriff's Deputies announced the reward for information leading to a conviction. They don't believe this shooting was random, and have received a lot of information that would make them believe someone in his close inner circle would have information. But that information hasn't come.
The longing for answers has been hard on the family who never thought they'd be parents of a homicide victim.
“He was willing to help, just loved people, especially children. Of course, no one deserves this type of death, but for someone who was trying to make a difference, I think to his credit, we would like anyone who knows something to just come forward,” said the 28 year-old’s step father, Darryle Hinton.
"Their day, their life has to be just as miserable as ours; whoever brought us to this point. I'm just praying and asking that they will come forward. We love them. I forgive them,” echoed Penny Hinton, the man’s mother.
If you have any information on who killed Jason Jackson, you can call the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office anonymously.