Petal Police officer promoted

PETAL, MS (WDAM) - A Petal police officer who comes from a long line of public servants has been rewarded for his hard work and dedication. Today, patrol officer Josh Barham became a sergeant.

He's being promoted after 3 years on the force and will command 3 other officers on a patrol shift.

Barham's father is a retired Hattiesburg firefighter and his grandfather is former Hattiesburg police chief Dempsey Lawler.

Sergeant Barham has 8 years of law enforcement experience.

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