HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Hattiesburg Police and Fire Associations presented both the Deen and Tate families a $3000 check from money collected through various fundraisers and community donations.
"We believe that this $6000 that we have given to them is not enough for them, but is a tribute from both of us- the Police and Fire Association," said Linda Montgomery of HFD. "We're just so honored to have them in our presence because they were two officers that were very much dedicated to the performance of their work."
Most of the money was raised from the organization selling law enforcement support signs, decals and wristbands. Signs and decals can be purchased at Signs First in Hattiesburg.