Jones County hosts police memorial event

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Jones County law enforcement officials gathered with local residents today to honor fallen law officers. An annual Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony featured patriotic music, a wreath-laying and the releasing of doves.

Sheriff Alex Hodge also recognized the family of Randy Chancellor, the only Jones County deputy killed in the line of duty.

Featured speaker for the event was Lt. Governor Phil Bryant, who began his career as a Hinds County deputy sheriff.

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