HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Members of the Exchange Club of Oak Grove have shown their appreciation for local firefighters and law enforcement officers. Wednesday, four firefighters and two law officers were honored at the club's first "Service from the Heart" banquet at Provision Living.
Three of the firefighters were from Central Lamar Volunteer Fire Department. They were Reggie Ridgway, Brittany Kinsey and Bartley Faulkner. Alvin Beasley, who was chief of the Sumrall Fire Dept. for 15 years, was also honored.
One officer from the Hattiesburg Police Dept. and a longtime deputy from the Lamar County Sheriff's Dept. were also thanked for their courage and commitment to the community. They were Officer Benjamin Deen and Deputy Billy McAlpin.
Each honoree received a plaque and a gift bag.
The Exchange Club of Oak Grove was founded in 2005.