Forrest County SO remembers 5 fallen officers

This week law enforcement agencies throughout the Pine Belt are honoring those who have given their lives in the line of duty.

The Forrest County Sheriff's Department remembered five officers who were killed while serving on the force. The department read aloud the names of Howard Hagwood, Stewart Coates, Frederick Humphrey, Johnny Watts, and John Klem III.

Family members of some of the fallen were present.

Wednesday the Hattiesburg Police Department will hold its memorial ceremony.