From Press and Staff Reports
The Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police and the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office hosted the fourth annual Mississippi Fallen Law Enforcement Officers’ Candlelight Vigil on May 13 at the memorial wall across from the state Capitol in Jackson.
“Mississippi lost too many heroes in the line of duty last year,” Attorney General Jim Hood stated beforehand. “We especially honor each one of their sacrifices, along with that of the other 221 officers on our memorial.”
Gov. Phil Bryant was keynote speaker for the event.
The Eupora Police Department attended in honor of the officers that gave their lives protecting the people of Mississippi, including Eupora’s own hero, EPD Cpl. Keith Crenshaw. He was struck and killed Oct. 23 while deploying a spike strip during a pursuit on U.S. 82.