HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - TheHattiesburg Police Department held their annual employee appreciation andawards day at the Police and Fire Academy. Awards were given out toofficers and civilians throughout the department for various achievements.
"This is anopportunity for us to say thank you to the officers, and the non-sworn peoplewho work for the City of Hattiesburg," said Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree."They are out protecting us throughout the year and this gives us anopportunity to stand back and reflect on the great job they have done," saidDuPree.
The departmenthonored Lt. Branden McLemore with "Officer of the Year" and Crime Scene InvestigatorJeff Byrd with "Civilian Employee of the Year."
MostCitations-Ray Walley with 2,835
Most DUI's-Brandon Badon with 237
Most FelonyArrests- Jeremy Dunaway with 40
MostMisdemeanor Arrests- Jeremy Dunaway with 171
Most MarijuanaSeized- Jeremy Dunaway with 876 grams
Most CocaineSeized- Justin Mclaurin with 1,261 grams
MostMethamphetamine Seized- Lashaunda Buckhalter with 106 grams
Most CasesSolved – Steven Hartley with 96 cases
Most MoneySeized- Zachary Denny with $3,980.00
Most WeaponsSeized- Jonathan Dillard with 6