Fallen law officers honored in Petal

PETAL, MS (WDAM) - Petal Police gathered with citizens tonight to pay tribute to fallen officers in Forrest County. A Law Enforcement Memorial and Appreciation Service at Relay Park honored 11 officers killed in the line of duty, including 5 Forrest County Sheriff's Department deputies, 4 Hattiesburg Police officers and 2 Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers.

The service included a wreath-laying and the lighting of candles.

Featured speaker for tonight's service was Forrest County District Attorney Jon Mark Weathers.

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