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COLUMBUS POLICE DEPARTMENT

‘Thank You’ a majority of the peo- women of the Columbus Police to live in a community where it Columbus Police Department

T
his is the time
of year when ple in the Columbus Department, and I feel honored is safe to work, live and play. I at 662-244-3528. The depart-
everyone has and Lowndes County to be a part of such a special am proud to reside in a commu- ment will be glad to add you to
an opportunity to area are committed team. It goes without saying nity where these values are our e-mail list! We are commit-
say thank you to all to supporting our that in a free society a govern- held in such high regard. ted to sharing all the depart-
our area first law enforcement per- ment, “for the people, by the In turn, it is important for a mental information we can with
responders. This is sonnel. Without this people”, must have the popu- police department to be as our dedicated citizens.
a wonderful gesture support, it would be lace support. transparent as it possibly can The last three years have
and I thank the impossible for the The community sets the be. In light of this belief, the been a wonderful and exciting
Commercial police department to tone in regard to what will be Columbus Police Department is time for me. The Columbus
Dispatch for print- do their job. It is sat- tolerated and accepted in socie- trying diligently to be as open Police Department has shown
ing this edition isfying to work in an ty. And, I feel comfortable to as we can be without jeopardiz- great growth during this time
every year. It gives Joseph St. John area where the com- say that we have a very low tol- ing the safety of the community and the citizens and police per-
people in the com- munity is solidly erance for crime in our commu- and our personnel. The depart- sonnel should be commended,
munity a chance to reflect on all behind the police nity. The citizens do not think ment is publishing a monthly above all, for this success. With
the hard work these courageous department. Day after day, I am that it is okay for people to lie, newsletter, “The Shield,” that is hard working employees, and a
men and women do every day. approached by citizens who cheat and steal from one anoth- available online at our website, committed community, the sky
It often goes unnoticed, but share with me their prayers and er. We are not tolerant of vio- or you can be placed on our is the limit for our joint suc-
concerns for the men and lence and destruction. We want mailing list by calling the cess!

Frederick Columbus Police Department. Barry Goode opportunity to for four years and his most Robert K.
Charles He has been with the CPD for is a corporal better himself meaningful experience was Walker, 24, is
Shelton, 50, is 26 years. for the and seeing the recovering narcotics and para- a warrant offi-
a captain with Columbus people in the phernalia on a traffic stop dur- cer for the
the Columbus Terrie Songer Police community ing his first year as a police Columbus
Police is the public Department. sleep safer at officer. Police
Department. information He has been night. Department.
He has been officer for the with the CPD Vincent He has been
with the CPD Shelton Columbus for 21 years. Samuel, 30, with the CPD
Goode Benton Walker
for 27 years Police Every day is a is a patrolman for three
and his most meaningful expe- Department. meaningful experience working Chris Barnett, for the years.
rience was becoming Officer She has been with the citizens of Columbus. 38, is a patrol- Columbus
of the Year in 1995. with the CPD Songer man for the Police Heath Beard,
for 15 years Josh Vandiver, Columbus Department. 43, is a K-9
Ross and her most meaningful expe- 25, is a patrol- Police He has been officer for the
Richardson, Columbus
rience has been being a part man for the Department. with the CPD Samuel
Police
52, is a ser- of the team. Columbus He has been for two and a
Department.
geant for the Police with the CPD half years.
He has been
Columbus Austin Department. for 11 months. Barnett with the CPD
Police Shepherd, 31, He has been Kelvin Lee, for 13 years
Department. is the forensic with the CPD 46, is a Beard
and his most
He has been director for the for eight Vandiver Terrance Patrolman for meaningful experience was the
with the CPD Richardson Columbus months. Dentry Sr., the Columbus day he got his K-9.
for 29 years. Police 46, is a corpo- Police
Department. Rebecca S. ral/investiga- Department. Lance
Gregory M. He has been Lomax, 24, is tor for the He has been Luckey, 32, is
Harstad, 54, with the CPD Shepherd a patrolman for Columbus with the CPD a patrolman
is a patrolman for six years and his most the Columbus Police for 13 years. Lee for the
for the meaningful experience was Police Department. Columbus
Columbus opening the crime lab. Department. He has been Dentry Joseph B. St. Police
Police Depart- She has been with the CPD John is the Department.
ment. He has Fred with the CPD for 22 years and his most chief for the He has been
been with the Grammer, 41, for seven Lomax meaningful experience has Columbus with the CPD
CPD for one Harstad has been with months and been serving the citizens of Police for three Luckey
year and his most meaningful the Columbus her most meaningful experi- Columbus. Department. years.
experience Police ence has been working in offi- He has been
was assisting Department cer safety and survival. Michael with the CPD Glynn
a stabbing sus- for eight years. Griffin, 56, is for three years St.John Culpepper,
pect at the Christian Benton, 23, is a a patrolman and his most 51, is a ser-
Grey Goose. Grammer patrolman for the Columbus for the meaningful experience is work- geant for the
Police Department. He has Columbus ing with the community. Columbus
Rich Jones, been with the CPD for less Police Police
50, is a ser- than a year. His most meaning- Department. Kenneth Department.
geant for the ful experience is having the He has been Brewer, 30, is He has been
Jones with the CPD Culpepper
with the CPD Griffin a patrolman
for one and a half years. for the for 28 years and his most
Columbus meaningful experience has

Index of Selvain
McQueen, 47,
is a command-
er for the
Police
Department.
He has been
with the CPD Brewer
been being a K-9 handler.

Andre Adams,
33, is a patrol-

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Columbus for four years. Columbus
Police Police
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He has been Johnson Jr., He has been
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.............. 13 with the CPD McQueen 60, is the with the CPD
for 23 years assistant chief for nine years. Adams
and his most meaningful expe- for the
Bennett Ophthalmology ............................................... 8 rience has been serving on a Columbus Donald R.
daily basis. Police Holifield is a
Bob’s Towing ................................................................ 10 Department. patrolman for
Lance Taylor, He has been Johnson the Columbus
Carl Hogan Toyota ....................................................... 14 23, is a patrol-
man for the
with the CPD
for 36 years and his most
Police
Department.
Columbus meaningful experience was a He has been
City of Columbus ........................................................... 9 Police traffic stop that netted several with the CPD
Department. bricks of marijuana. for 19 years.
Columbus Police Department ...................................... 6 He has been Holifield
with the CPD Lovrent Dwight E.
for three Gaines, 33, is Smith is a
Falcon Lair Apartments ............................................... 11 months.
Taylor
a patrolman bike patrol-
for the man for the
Full Out Cheer and Tumble .......................................... 6 Wayne Columbus Columbus
Police
McLemore, Police
Department.
Golden Triangle Regional Airport ................................ 8 44, is a lieu-
tenant for the
Department.
He has been
He has been
with the CPD
Columbus with the CPD Gaines for 10 years
Jarrett’s Towing .............................................................. 4 Police for two and a half years and his and his most Smith
Department. most meaningful experience meaningful experience has
Leigh Mall ..................................................................... 12 He has been has been being able to serve been being a part of a good
with the CPD McLemore his community and being a agency.
for 23 years part of change on a small
Lowndes County Radial............................................... 12 and his most meaningful expe- scale in the world. Williams
rience has been being a Thrasher, 36,
Lowndes Funeral Home & Crematory ....................... 11 D.A.R.E Instructor. Bobby has been with
the Columbus
Webber, 41, is
Police
Main Street Columbus ................................................ 11 John M.
Pevey, 53, is
a patrolman
for the
Department
for five years.
a lieutenant/ Columbus
Memorial and Gunter & Peel Funeral Homes ............. 5 patrolman for Police Lamar
the Columbus Department. Thrasher
Peacock, 37,
Montgomery Bail Bonding ........................................... 3 Police He has been is a patrolman
Department. with the CPD Webber for the
He has been for five years Columbus
Salon 7 .......................................................................... 12 with the CPD and his most meaningful expe- Police
Pevey
for 33 years. rience has been being the Department.
Saum Chiropractic ......................................................... 6 range officer. He has been
Amanda with the CPD
for eight
State Farm .................................................................... 13 Burrell, 32, is
an investigator
Stephen
Kemp, 34, is years.
for the a patrolman Peacock
The CPI Group ............................................................. 10 Columbus for the
Thomas
Watkins, 42,
Police Columbus is a patrolman
The Franklin Condominiums......................................... 3 Department. Police for the
She has been Department. Columbus
with the CPD Burrell He has been Police
The Waverly Apartments............................................... 7 for six years with the CPD Kemp Department.
and her most meaningful expe- for four years. He has been
rience was putting a repeat with the CPD
sex offender away for 20 Ronold for four years.
about the cover years. Richardson,
42, is the Paul R.
Garrett, 57, is
Watkins

Captain Jr. Lancaster, a veteran firefighter, has been with Raymond community
a patrolman
The Columbus Fire Department since 1996. Sharee Karg is a Hackler, 43, is relations offi- for the
an investigator cer for the Columbus
paramedic/office manager with Baptist/Golden Triangle. for the Columbus Police
Officer Chris Smith, with the Columbus Police Department, is Columbus Police Department.
Police Department. Richardson He has been
new to the force, having recently graduated third in his class Department. He has been with the CPD Garrett
from The Police Academy. He has been with the CPD for 14 years. for three
with the CPD Hackler years.
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LOWNDES COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE


‘Duty to protect and an honor to serve’
who were just starting gone on to greater rewards in protect the citizens of environment.

I
have had
the privi- a career in law enforce- a much better place — Patrick Lowndes County 24 hours a As your sheriff, I am hon-
lege of ment and some who Bell, Eddie Coleman and day, 365 days a year because ored to have the privilege of
working with were veterans of many Hubert Berry to name a few. theirs is a “Duty to Protect ser ving with some of the
the Lowndes years ser vice to the Some have been lucky and an Honor to Ser ve.” finest men and women I
County public. Each one differ- enough to retire and enjoy life They leave the comforts of know. They are not only my
Sheriff’s ent in some ways but — Ricky Speed, Billy Speed, their homes and families not employees, but most impor-
Department with the same goal in John Thomas, George knowing if they will return at tantly they are my friends.
for going on mind and that was to Peacock and last, but not the end of their shift. They They are what make the
29 years and “Ser ve and Protect.” least, Ed Prescott. Each one work in all kinds of weather, Lowndes County Sheriff’s
have had the Some have gone on having left their mark in the extreme heat, freezing cold Department one of the finest
opportunity to to work with other law book of ser vice to this county and torrential downpours to agencies in the state of
work with Butch Howard enforcement agencies, and its citizens. make sure you, the citizens of Mississippi.
some of the and some have chosen I am blessed to be part of a this county, can conduct your Butch Howard is Lowndes
finest people I know. Some different careers. Some have team of men and women that lives in a safe and peaceful County sheriff.

Travis LCSO for seven years and his Mark County Sheriff’s Office. He has Ryan Rickert, Jason
Robertson, most meaningful experience McGairty, 41, been with the LCSO for four 37, is detec- Humbers, 37,
59, is a deputy has been serving the citizens is a deputy years. tive with the is a deputy
sheriff with the of Lowndes County and being sheriff with Lowndes sheriff with
Lowndes a part of making a difference the Lowndes Ivan Bryan, 37, is an agent County the Lowndes
County in the community. County with the Lowndes County Sheriff’s County
Sheriff’s Sheriff’s Sheriff’s Office. He has been Office. He has Sheriff’s
Office. He has James Shelton, 50, is a Office. He has with the LCSO for seven years been with the Office. He has
been with the Robertson patrolman with the Lowndes been with the McGairty and his most meaningful expe- LCSO for 10 been with the
years. Rickert Humbers
LCSO for six County Sheriff’s Office. He has LCSO for 16 rience is helping to clean our LCSO for 14
months. His most meaningful been with the LCSO for four years. county of drug violators. years.
experience has been coming years. Eli Perrigin,
31, is a Scott
back to the agency he started Larry Joey Brackin, 55, is a unit
Detective with Glasgow, 33,
with in 1981. Archie Williams, 30, is an Swearingen, commander with the Lowndes the Lowndes
agent with the Lowndes 39, is an County Sheriff’s Office. He has is a deputy
County sheriff with
Todd Mistrot, County Sheriff’s Office and assistant been with the LCSO for 18 Sheriff’s the Lowndes
32, is an assis- Columbus Lowndes Metro supervisor years. Office. He has County
tant supervisor Narcotics. He has been with with the been with the Sheriff’s
with the the LCSO for five years. Lowndes Greg Wright, LCSO for five Office. He has
Lowndes County 48, is the chief years and his Perrigin been with the Glasgow
County Toby Rickert, Sheriff’s Swearingen deputy with most meaningful experience LCSO for four
Sheriff’s 41, is a deputy Office. He has been with the the Lowndes was getting justice for a mur- years.
Office. He has sheriff with the LCSO for 13 years. County der victim and her family.
been with the Mistrot Lowndes Sheriff’s Willie Jones,
LCSO for 12 County Kevin Brown, Office. He has Tammy 38, is a lieu-
years and his most meaningful Sheriff’s 54, is a deputy been with the Prescott is tenant with
experience has been having Office. He has sheriff with LCSO for 19 Wright the community the Lowndes
the ability to influence peo- been with the the Lowndes years. relations County
ple’s lives for the better. LCSO for six County deputy with Sheriff’s
Rickert the Lowndes
years and his Sheriff’s C.B. “Butch” Office. He has
Robby most meaningful experience Office. He has Howard, 64, is County been with the
Robinson, 46, was returning a lost child to been with the the sheriff with Sheriff’s LCSO for 16
Office. She has Jones
is a deputy her parents. LCSO for three Brown the Lowndes years.
sheriff with the years and his County been with the Prescott
Lowndes Chad most memorable experience Sheriff’s LCSO for 11 years and her Paul Greggs,
County Waltman, 35, has been the support received Office. He has most meaningful experience 40, is a
has been working with children deputy sheriff
Sheriff’s is a deputy from fellow deputies and the been with the
and the elderly. with the
Office. He has sheriff with the department while going LCSO for 23 Howard
been with the Robinson Lowndes through a major illness. years. Lowndes
Joe Young, County
LCSO for four County 48, is a cap-
years. Sheriff’s Steve Tony Perkins, Sheriff’s
tain with the Office. He has
Office. He has Hatcher, 51, 53, is a lieu- Criminal
Billy Wood, been with the Waltman is a deputy tenant with been with the
Investigation LCSO for 18
Greggs
54, is a lieu- LCSO for 10 sheriff with the Lowndes Division for the
tenant with years and his most meaningful the Lowndes County years.
Lowndes
the Lowndes experience was finding an County Sheriff’s County
County older gentleman with Sheriff’s Office. He has Lloyd Lash,
Sheriff’s
43, is a
Sheriff’s Alzheimer’s that had walked Office. He has been with the Office. He has Young
deputy sheriff
Office. He has away from home. been with the Hatcher LCSO for 18 Perkins been with the LCSO for 26
with the
been with the LCSO for 23 years and his years.
Lowndes
LCSO for 30 Wood Eric 1/2 years and his most mean- most meaningful experience is County
years and his Granderson, ingful experience has been being in a position that allows Mark Miley,
43, is the Sheriff’s
most meaningful experience 44, is an assis- helping people through life’s me to help other people. Office. He has
has been serving and protect- tant supervisor ever changing problems and director of
training with been with the Lash
ing the citizens of Lowndes with the challenges. James Faris, LCSO for 20
County. Lowndes 48, is an inves- the Lowndes
County years.
County Bobby tigator with
Randy Collins, Sheriff’s Reeves, 32, is the Lowndes Sheriff’s
Office. He has Adam
50, is a deputy Office. He has Granderson an animal con- County Honsinger,
Sheriff’s been with the
sheriff with the been with the LCSO for 18 trol deputy LCSO for 23
Miley 26, is a
Lowndes years and his most meaningful with the Office. He has deputy sheriff
years.
County experience is the satisfaction Lowndes been with the with the
Sheriff’s helping people on a daily County LCSO for 14 Farris Lowndes
Billy Pickens,
Office. He has basis. Sheriff’s years. County
69, is an
been with the Office. He has Reeves administrator Sheriff’s
LCSO for 14 Clint Sims, been with the Tony R. Office. He has Honsinger
Collins Cooper, 44, is
for the
years and his 38, is a lieu- LCSO for 10 years and his Lowndes been with the
most meaningful experience tenant with most meaningful experience an investigator LCSO for two and a half years.
County
has been serving the people of the Lowndes was helping Game and Fish with the
Sheriff’s
Lowndes County pull a 9-foot alligator out of a Lowndes
County Office. Pickens
County. Sheriff’s pond on
Sheriff’s
Office. He has Highway 45
Office. He has
Darrell been with the North. been with the
Nabors, 39, is LCSO for 10 Sims LCSO for 14 Cooper
a deputy sher- years and his Kevin years and his most meaningful
iff with the most meaningful experience Forrester, 45, experience is anytime he is
Lowndes was safely removing a woman is the IT able to recover stolen property
County and her three children from a administrator in a case and return it to the
Sheriff’s Nabors home where a subject was with the owner.
Office. He has been with the shooting. Lowndes Forrester

Take care to avoid crime when shopping during holiday season


SPECIAL TO THE DISPATCH n Shop during daylight rushed and thinking about bers in a safe place at tracting you with the money or belongings.
hours whenever possible. a thousand things, stay home. intention of taking your
n Be extra careful if
Source: LAPD Crime Prevention
Shopping during the If you must shop at night, alert to your surround-

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holiday season can pres- go with a friend or family ings. you do carry a wallet or
ent unique danger. Taking member. n Avoid carrying large purse. They are the prime
a few prevention meas- n Dress casually and amounts of cash. targets of criminals in
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holiday season joyous. n Avoid wearing with a check or credit n Avoid overloading
The holiday season is a
time when busy people
expensive jewelry.
n Do not carry a purse
card when possible.
n Keep cash in your
yourself with packages. It
is important to have clear Fast, Confidential
can become careless and
vulnerable to theft and
or wallet, if possible.
n Always carry your
front pocket.
n Notify the credit card
visibility and freedom of
motion to avoid mishaps. 24 Hour Service
other holiday crime. The driver’s license along with issuer immediately if your n Beware of strangers
following tips can help you necessary cash, checks credit card is lost, stolen approaching you for any
be more careful, prepared
and aware during the holi-
and/or a credit card you
expect to use.
or misused.
n Keep a record of all
reason. At this time of
year, “con-artists” may try
Kenneth
day season. n Even though you are of your credit card num- various methods of dis- Montgomery
Columbus, Mississippi
Keep Columbus beautiful.
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COLUMBUS FIRE AND RESCUE


Mark with the CFR He has been with the CFR for Brett Junior Fire and
Conners, 49, for nine years. five years and his most mean- Thompson is Lancaster, Rescue
is a captain for ingful experience has been an engineer 39, is a cap- Department.
the Columbus Doug helping people in need in the for the tain for the He has been
Fire and Wiggins, 49, community. Columbus Fire Columbus Fire with the CFR
Rescue is an engineer and Rescue and Rescue for 23 years
Department. for the Mike Gibson, Department. Department. and his most
He has been Columbus Fire 39, is a cap- He has been He has been meaningful
with CFR for Conners and Rescue Wiggins tain for the with the CFR Thompson with the CFR Lancaster experience Andrews
17 years. Department. Columbus Fire for 16 years. for 14 years. has been
He has been and Rescue being able to continue to pro-
Kenneth with the CFR Department. Neal Austin, Tommy vide the citizens of Columbus
Moore, 49, is for 21 years. He has been 39, is a cap- Massey, 41, the best service for the best
chief of the with the CFR tain for the is an engineer community in the world.
Columbus Fire Kevin Brown, for 14 years Gibson Columbus Fire for the
and Rescue 41, is an engi- and his most and Rescue Columbus Fire Larry
Department. neer for the meaningful experience has Department. and Rescue Webber, 46,
He has been Columbus Fire been serving the citizens of He has been Department. is an engineer
with the CFR Moore and Rescue Brown Columbus in a time of need. with the CFR He has been for the
for 26 years. Department. for 18 years. Austin with the CFR Massey Columbus Fire
His most meaningful experi- He has been with the CFR for Frank Upton, for 18 years and Rescue
ence has been having the 14 years and his most mean- 54, is an engi- Brooks Pope, and his most meaningful expe- Department.
opportunity to serve citizens ingful experience was seeing neer for the 42, is a driver rience has been serving and He has been
of Columbus and the hard- someone walk in the station Columbus Fire for the protecting the people of with the CFR Webber
working employees of CFR to to thank him after reviving and Rescue Columbus Fire Columbus. for 14 years
be the best and safest at their them a few days earlier. Department. and Rescue and his most meaningful expe-
profession and service deliv- He has been Department. Eric Grant, rience has been saving many
ery. Randall with the CFR Upton He has been 34, is an engi- lives.
Beatty, 35, is for 25 years. with the CFR neer for the
Linda Hanson an engineer for for 21 years Columbus Fire Andy Grant,
is the adminis- the Columbus Kirk Gayle, and his most
Pope and Rescue 39, is a cap-
trative assis- Fire and 45, is a fire- meaningful experience was Department. tain for the
tant for the Rescue fighter for the being Firefighter of the Year. He has been Columbus Fire
Columbus Fire Department. Columbus Fire with the CFR and Rescue
and Rescue He has been Beatty and Rescue Anthony for four years. Grant Department
Department. with the CFR Department. Colom, 42, is He has been
She has been for eight years. He has been a firefighter/ Alan Walker, with the CFR Grant
with the CFR
Hanson with the CFR Gayle EMT for the 32, is an engi- for 18 years
for 10 years and her most Jeff for 16 years. Columbus Fire neer for the and his most meaningful expe-
meaningful experience has Edmondson, and Rescue Columbus Fire rience was the Kerby house
been the opportunity to work 33, is a fire- Doug Cox, 38, Department. and Rescue fire just before Christmas and
with great professionals who fighter for the is an engineer He has been Department. being able to save the pres-
she considers part of her fami- Columbus Fire for the with the CFR Colum He has been ents for the family.
ly. and Rescue Columbus Fire for 15 years with the CFR
Department. and Rescue and his most meaningful expe- for eight years Walker Brent Burns,
Todd He has been Edmondson Department. rience has been fighting fire in and his most 27, is a fire-
Weathers is with the CFR He has been below-zero weather. meaningful experience has fighter for the
the fire mar- for six years. His most mean- with the CFR Cox been helping those in need Columbus Fire
shal for the ingful experience was saving a for 16 years. Cecil Lofton, and seeing kids enjoy looking and Rescue
Columbus Fire 17-year-old from drowning at 58, is a cap- at fire trucks. Department.
and Rescue the Pear Orchard apartments. James Avery tain for the He has been
Department. is a firefighter Columbus Fire Mert with the CFR
He has been Ray Whitson, for the and Rescue Campbell, 47, for six Burns
with the CFR Weathers 53, is a fire- Columbus Fire Department. is an engineer months.
for 22 years. fighter for the and Rescue He has been for the
Columbus Fire Department. with the CFR Columbus Fire Brian
Mike and Rescue He has been for 31 years. Lofton and Rescue Benson, 39,
McReynolds, Department. with the CFR Department. is a firefighter
54, is a battal- He has been for 10 years. Avery Billy Clark, He has been for the
ion chief for with the CFR 43, is an engi- with the CFR Campbell Columbus Fire
the Columbus for two years Whitson Brad neer for the for 23 years and Rescue
Fire and and his most Alexander is Columbus Fire and his most meaningful expe- Department
Rescue meaningful experience has an engineer for and Rescue rience has been helping out He has been
Department. Reynolds been making a difference for the Columbus Department. people in need. with the CFR Benson
He has been with the CFR for others by teaching fire life and Fire and He has been for 18 months.
28 years and his most mean- safety at various schools and Rescue with the CFR Lance
ingful experience has been to local community events. Department. for 20 years. Clark Godfrey, 38, Richard
participate in the development He has been is an engineer McBride, 38,
of the Rape Rescue and Brian Smith, with the CFR Alexander Michael for the is an engineer
Confined Space Rescue Team, 27, is a fire- for 10 years and his most Miller, 42, is a Columbus Fire for the
which adds to the overall abili- fighter for the meaningful experience was firefighter for and Rescue Columbus Fire
ty to serve the citizens and Columbus Fire receiving a true and heartfelt the Columbus Department. and Rescue
industry of Columbus and and Rescue thank you from a woman Fire and He has been Department.
Lowndes County. Department. whose cat was in a tree. Rescue with the CFR Godfrey He has been McBride
He has just Department for seven with the CFR
Bobby started work Dale Ballard, He has been years and his most meaningful for eight years and his most
Barksdale, with the CFR. Smith 40, is a fire- with the CFR Miller experience has been assisting meaningful experience is just
51, is a cap- fighter for the for 16 years with search and rescue opera- working with all the dedicated
tain for the Scott Swain, Columbus Fire and his most meaningful expe- tions on the Mississippi Gulf firemen, EMTs and para-
Columbus Fire 42, is an engi- and Rescue rience has been saving a Coast. medics.
and Rescue neer for the Department. young man’s life on
Department. Columbus Fire He has been Thanksgiving Day from a Melvin Shane
He has been and Rescue with the CFR house fire. Junkin, 45, is Darrell, 33, is
with the CFR Barksdale Department. for seven Ballard a firefighter a firefighter
for 21 years He has been years and his Darren for the for the
and his most meaningful expe- with the CFR most meaningful experience is Allbritton, 25, Columbus Fire Columbus Fire
rience has been being able to for 16 years Swain serving with engineers and is a firefighter and Rescue and Rescue
serve the citizens of and his most captains that really care about for the Department. Department.
Columbus. meaningful experience has the people they work with. Columbus Fire He has been Junkin He just start- Darrell
been helping people in need. and Rescue with the CFR ed working
Chip Kain, 37, Andrew Department. for five years and his most with the CFR.
is a captain for Derrick Perkins, 52, He has been Allbritton meaningful experience has
the Columbus Parnell, 48, is is captain for with the CFR been working with kids. Wes Mims,
Fire and a captain for the Columbus for two years and his most 40, is an engi-
Rescue the Columbus Fire and meaningful experience was Chase Taylor, neer for the
Department. Fire and Rescue seeing a patient he was able 21, is a fire- Columbus Fire
He has been Rescue Department. to help walk out of the hospi- fighter for the and Rescue
with the CFR Department. He has been tal. Columbus Fire Department.
for 11 years He has been with the CFR Perkins and Rescue He has been Mims
and his most Kain with the CFR Parnell for 24 years Chris Hansen, Department. with the CFR
meaningful experience was for 22 years and his most meaningful expe- 44, is a cap- He has been for five years and his most
been working on the coast and his most meaningful expe- rience was the Parker tain for the with the CFR Taylor meaningful experience was
after Katrina doing search and rience was helping the com- Furniture fire. Columbus Fire for six months hearing a young lady describ-
rescue work. munity on the day of the in-line and Rescue and his most meaningful expe- ing the care given after an
wind storms. Alan Lewis, Department. rience has been having the accident say “He treated me
Anthony 27, is a fire- He has been ability to work as a team and like I was his own daughter.”
Smith, 42, is Shannon fighter for the with the CFR Hansen come together to help some-
an engineer for Murphy, 31, is Columbus Fire for 22 years. one in need. Duane
the Columbus a firefighter for and Rescue Hughes, 41,
Fire and the Columbus Department. Robert Bobo, Jason Pool, is a captain
Rescue Fire and He has been 49, is an engi- 39, is a fire- for the
Department. Rescue with the CFR Lewis neer for the fighter for the Columbus Fire
He has been Department for three years. Columbus Fire Columbus Fire and Rescue

JARRETT’S
Smith
Murphy and Rescue and Rescue Department.
Department. Department. He has been Hughes
He has been He has been with the CFR
with the CFR Bobo with the CFR Pool for 16 years.
for 15 years. for one month.
Lamarcus

TOWING
Earl Bobby Phillips, 31,
Cunningham, Barksdale, is a firefighter
56, is a battal- 51, is a cap- for the
ion chief for tain for the Columbus Fire
the Columbus Columbus Fire and Rescue
Fire and and Rescue Department.
Rescue Department. He has been Phillips
Department. He has been Barksdale with the CFR
Cunningham
He has been with the CFR for five years and his most
with the CFR for 31 years and for 21 years and his most meaningful experience is just

WRECKER SERVICE
his most meaningful experi- meaningful experience has being a fireman to help others
ence was being elected been helping the people in the in time of need.
Fireman of the Year while pro- community.
viding service to the citizens Mike
of his beloved city and enjoy- Mark Ward, Chandler, 46,

212 Second Avenue North


ing it. 44, is the is a captain
chief of train- for the
John Fancher, ing for the Columbus Fire

Columbus, MS 39701
47, is a cap- Columbus Fire and Rescue
tain for the and Rescue Department.
Columbus Fire Department. He has been Chandler

329-2447
and Rescue He has been Ward with the CFR
Department. with the CFR for 16 years and his most
He has been for 23 years and his most meaningful experience has
with the CFR Fancher meaningful experience has been knowing better firemen
for 24 years been having the opportunity to than himself such as like Wes
and his most meaningful expe- work with all the employees of Mims and Todd Graham.
rience was assisting with Columbus Fire and Rescue.

If No Answer 251-2448
Search and Rescue Operations
on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Mark Andrews, 48, is a bat-
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hydrants remember the child he

A
t 10:03 Kirk McKellar, and his most overland search and rescue
p.m. the and put- couldn’t save. Only sec- 42, is an engi- meaningful after Hurricane Katrina.
firefight- ting on air onds to get this one to neer for the experience is
ers were mak- packs. As the ambulance at the Columbus Fire meeting the Fred
ing a few last they walk and Rescue different peo- Hargrove, 39,
street. Department. ple he encoun- is an engi-
good-night into the Curtains of water are He has been ters at each of neer/driver for
calls to the darkness, raining down by 10:11. with the CFR his calls. the Columbus
families they smoke and Human life first; now for 15 years Fire and
McKellar Rhoades
said goodbye flames, the firemen can tr y to and his most Jim Robbins, Rescue
to early that voices save possessions. No meaningful experience is help- 40, is a cap- Department.
morning. It behind time to stop and catch ing people in their time of need tain for the He has been Hargrove
would be and working with a great team. Columbus Fire with CFR for
Ken Moore them are his breath, the fireman
tomorrow and Rescue 11 years and his most mean-
yelling: knows that fire is rac- Bud Egger, Department. ingful experience has been
before the fire- “Why ing him to the priceless 57, is a cap- He has been being allowed to help the youth
men got home; for aren’t the firemen newborn baby photo- tain for the with the CFR in this area.
most, that would be
spraying water?!” graph. Fire is racing Columbus Fire for 16 years
after children and and Rescue and his most Tyler Lofton,
No time to explain him to grandma’s piano Robbins
spouses had left for Department. meaningful 27, is a fire-
that anyone left in the and granddad’s high
school and work. For He has been experience was pulling an 18- fighter for the
house without protec- school diploma. And
now, all is quiet. with the CFR year-old victim from a house Columbus Fire
The call came in at tive gear would be fire, he knows, moves for 25 years. Egger fire. and Rescue
10:04. Someone’s home steamed alive — only ver y fast. Department.
was on fire; the call to heartache that the peo- Midnight finally. Susan Snapp, Ron Musgrove, 47, is an engi- He has been
ple they are there to Back at the station. He 39, is an engi- neer for the with the CFR Lofton
911 said they could see
neer for the Columbus Fire for two years.
flames through the win- ser ve don’t understand stands outside, savor-
Columbus Fire and Rescue His most meaningful experi-
dows. No time to think, that they are doing ing a cool breath of air. and Rescue Department. ence has been volunteering
“It could be my home what they have to do to Maybe he’ll make time Department. He has been with the kids of Camp Rising
and my family,” or save lives. to read the stuff his She has been with the CFR Sun.
about what zero to 60 It’s 10:08 and a fire- doctor gave him, about with the CFR for 23 years
does to the human man is holding a strug- what huge jolts of for 16 years. Snapp and his most Carole
body. gling woman at the adrenaline and cortisol meaningful Musgrove Summerall is
Lights and sirens curb. No time to see his are doing to his body. Josh experience is the Fire and
Westbrook, just helping someone in need Life Safety
through traffic by own wife’s lovely face Maybe he’ll make time 28, is a fire- of help. education offi-
10:05. Silent prayers for and feel the anguish of to think about his fami- fighter for the cer for the
the family they are rac- a parent separated from ly’s fears, when he Columbus Fire Earnest Ross, Columbus Fire
ing toward — silent their child. His job is to rushes into buildings and Rescue 45, is a fire- and Rescue Summerall
prayers that ever yone keep this one mother so that others may Department. fighter for the Department. She has been
has gotten out alive and safe and absorb her come out. Maybe he’ll He has been Columbus Fire with the CFR for 19 years and
that there are no dis- anger with understand- make time ... with the CFR Westbrook and Rescue her most meaningful experi-
tracted drivers out for three years. Department. ence is working in the most
ing and patience. The call came in at He has been heartwarming and heartbreak-
tonight. It was about 10:09 12:01. Randy Rhoades, 43, is a cap- with the CFR ing profession anyone could
It’s 10:07 and the when his hand found Ken Moore is the fire tain for the Columbus Fire and for 12 years ask for and she wouldn’t trade
firemen are laying Ross
the tiny foot in the chief for the city of Rescue Department. He has and his most a minute of it.
lines, connecting to dark. No time to Columbus. been with the CFR for 21 years meaningful experience was

LOWNDES COUNTY DISTRICT 2 VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT


Paul Volunteer Fire Department Bill Connelly, the LCFD for 17 years. Volunteer Fire years and his
Dorrance, 31, District 2. He has been with 53, is a cap- Department most mean-
is a firefighter the LCFD for 8 years and his tain with the Andrew “Fud” District 2. He ingful experi-
with the most meaningful experience Lowndes Pace, 25, is a has been with ence is being
Lowndes has been helping the residents County firefighter with the LCFD for part of a
County of District 2. Volunteer Fire the Lowndes 23 years and department
Volunteer Fire Department County his most that helped
Department Delmer Lee, District 2. He Volunteer Fire meaningful his family
District 2. He Dorrance 60, is a cap- has been with B. Connelly Department experience M.Grant when they had Perkins
has been with tain/firefight- the LCFD for 6 District 2. He was helping a car acci-
the LCFD for 1 year. er/EMT with years and his most meaningful has been with Pace out during the storms of 2001. dent.
the Lowndes experience is being able to the LCFD for 6
Alex Grant, County serve the community. months. Andy Perkins, 52, is the chief
33, is a cap- Volunteer Fire of the Lowndes County
tain with the Department Lee Robin Mikie Grant, 59, is a firefight- Volunteer Fire Department
Lowndes District 2. He Thompson is er/EMR and board president District 2. He has been with
County has been with the LCFD for 17 a firefighter, with the Lowndes County the LCFD for more than 20
Volunteer Fire years. first responder
Department NAEMR-RN
District 2. He Dusty with the
has been with Grant Manzolillo, Lowndes
the LCFD for 29, is a fire- County
15 years and his most mean- fighter/EMR Volunteer Fire R. Thompson
ingful experience is being able with the Department
able to serve the community. Lowndes District 2. She has been with
County the LCFD for 10 years and her
JR Lancaster, Volunteer Fire Manzolillo most meaningful experience is
39, is a fire- Department being able to respond with her
fighter with the District 2. He has been with son who was also with District
Lowndes the LCFD for 2 years. 2.
County
Volunteer Fire Glenn White, Andy Grant,
Department 55, is the chief 39, is assis-
District 2. He engineer with tant chief with
has been with Lancaster the Lowndes the Lowndes
the LCFD for 5 County County
years. Volunteer Fire Volunteer Fire
Department Department
Larry District 2. He G. White District 2. He
Brownlee Jr., has been with has been with Grant
52, is a fire- the LCFD for 15 years and his the LCFD for 21 years and his
fighter/ EMR most meaningful experience most meaningful experience
with the has been being able to help was being able to save a child
Lowndes someone in a time of need. that was in a bad wreck and
County for her to come to the fire sta-
Volunteer Fire Carolyn tion to thank us for helping
Department L. Brownlee White, 58, is her.
District 2. He an EMR/RN
has been with the LCFD for 21 with the Teressa
years. Lowndes Williams is a
County firefighter/
Melanie Volunteer Fire EMR with the
Brownlee, 41, Department Lowndes
is a firefight- District 2. She C. White County
er/EMR with has been with the LCFD for 15 Volunteer Fire
the Lowndes years and her most meaningful Department
County experience is helping the com- District 2. She Williams
Volunteer Fire munity. has been with the LCFD for 2
Department M. Brownlee years.
District 2. She John A.
has been with the LCFD for 12 Gentile, 48, is Kelly
years. a firefighter Williams, 51,
with the is the training
Roger Lowndes officer with
Thompson, County the Lowndes
64, is a fire- Volunteer Fire County
fighter/EMR Department Gentile Volunteer Fire
with the District 2. He Department
Lowndes has been with the LCFD for 5 District 2. He Williams
County Thompson years. has been with

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LOWNDES COUNTY DISTRICT 3 VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT


Wayne Doyle, David with the fireman with Byron Weeks, Demetrick
51, is the Livingston, agency for six the Lowndes 44, is a fire- Patterson,
assistant chief 36, is a fire- years. His County fighter with 27, is a proby
with the man with the most memo- District 3 the Lowndes with the
Lowndes Lowndes rable experi- Volunteer Fire County Lowndes
County District County District ence is being Department. District 3 County
3 Volunteer 3 Volunteer able to help He has been Volunteer Fire District 3
Fire Fire people in the with the Department. Volunteer Fire
Department. Doyle Department. Livingston community. Richardson agency for 1.5 Fondren He has been Weeks Department. Patterson
He has been He has been years. with the
with the agency for 28 years. with the agency for six years. Willie M. agency for three months. Bill McCord,
His most memorable experi- Johnson, 58, Danny Price, 78, is chief of
Allen Davis, ence is being able to get to is a captain 35, is a fire- Wesley the Lowndes
26, is a fire- know people in the communi- with the fighter with Hildreth, 23, County
fighter with the ty. Lowndes the Lowndes is a firefighter District 3
Lowndes County District County with the Volunteer Fire
County District David Perry, 3 Volunteer District 3 Lowndes Department.
3 Volunteer 44, is a fire- Fire Volunteer Fire County He has been
Fire fighter with Department. Johnson Department. District 3 with the McCord
Department. the Lowndes He has been He has been Price Volunteer Fire agency for 36
He has been Davis County District with the agency for 16 years. with the agency for 13 years. Department. W. Hildreth years.
with the agency for eight 3 Volunteer His most memorable experi- He has been
months. Fire Michael ence is helping people in need. with the agency for five years.
Department. Dulaney, 20,
Billy Gene He has been Perry is a fireman Jimmy James
Hoppers, 53, with the with the Hildreth, 50, Duston, 31, is
is a captain agency for half a year. His Lowndes is a captain a firefighter
with the most memorable experience is County District with the with the
Lowndes helping people in the commu- 3 Volunteer Lowndes Lowndes
County District nity. Fire Depart- County County
3 Volunteer ment. He has Dulaney District 3 District 3
Fire Depart- Marty Richardson, 34, is a been with the agency for three Volunteer Fire Volunteer Fire
ment. He has Hoppers firefighter with the Lowndes years. Department. Department. Duston
J. Hildreth He has been
been with the County District 3 Volunteer He has been
agency for 25 years. Fire Department. He has been John Casey Fondren, 21, is a with the agency for 18 years. with the agency for one year.

LOWNDES COUNTY DISTRICT 4 VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT


Terry Taylor, Jack He has been with the agency Fire Department. She has District 4 Volunteer Fire J.D. Brooks is
42, is a fire- Hendricks, for 12 years. been with the agency for 11 Department. She has been a firefighter
fighter with the 61, is a fire- years. with the agency for one year. with the
Lowndes fighter with Alexander Lowndes
County District the Lowndes Black, 28, is a Jerry Gray, Deane County
4 Volunteer County District firefighter with 47, is a fire- Parson, 51, is District 4
Fire 4 Volunteer the Lowndes fighter with a firefighter Volunteer Fire
Department. Fire County District the Lowndes with the Department.
He has been Department. 4 Volunteer County Lowndes He has been
Taylor Hendricks Brooks
with the He has been Fire District 4 County with the
agency for five years. with the agency for nine Department. Volunteer Fire District 4 agency for 20 years.
months. He has been Black Department. J. Gray Volunteer Fire
He has been Department. Parson Ron Ensz, 41,
Willie L. with the agency for six
with the She has been is a firefighter
Hairston, 49, Roscoe months.
agency for with the agency for six years. with the
is chief of the Stallings, 46, Lowndes
Lowndes is a firefighter Lavonia seven years.
County
County District with the Hairston, 48, District 4
4 Volunteer Lowndes is a firefighter Shelia Gray, Volunteer Fire
Fire County District with the 38, is a fire- Department.
Department. 4 Volunteer Lowndes fighter with He has been
Hairston Ensz
He has been Fire County District the Lowndes with the
with the agency for 12 years. Department. Stallings 4 Volunteer Hairston County S. Gray agency for 13 years.

LOWNDES COUNTY DISTRICT 5 VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT


Katie Criddle, Department Glenn Herron, District 5. He Fire the LCFD for
22, is a fire- District 5 and 30, is a cap- has been with Department one year and
fighter with the Captain of the tain with the the LCFD for District 5. He his most
Lowndes Old West Point Lowndes three years has been with memorable
County Station. She County and his most the LCFD for experience is
Volunteer Fire has been with Volunteer Fire meaningful four years. when he was
Department the LCFD for Department experience the first one
District 5. She five years and District 5. He was extracting to respond to
has been with Criddle her most A. Beard has been with Herron two children Fridley Oswalt a medical call, Kyle
the LCFD for meaningful the LCFD for out of a car on fresh out of
three months. experience is responding to two years. Highway 45 alternate. ERM class, and got nervous
calls to help people. Jordan Bell, and forgot what to do.
Jerry Hodson, Patrick 21, is a fire-
Derek
George 68, is a fire- Pridmore, 23, fighter/EMR Charles
Wallace, 26,
Beard, 53, is fighter/board is a firefight- with the Colton
is a firefighter
chief of the member with er/EMR with Lowndes Younger, 18,
with the
Lowndes the Lowndes the Lowndes County is a firefighter
Lowndes
County County County Volunteer Fire with the
County
Volunteer Fire Volunteer Fire Volunteer Fire Department Lowndes
Volunteer Fire
Department Department Department District 5. He Bell County
Department
District 5. He District 5. He Hodson District 5. He Pridmore has been with Volunteer Fire
District 5. He Wallace
has been with G. Beard has been with has been with the LCFD for three years. Department Younger
has been with
the LCFD for the LCFD for four years. the LCFD for three years. District 5. He
the LCFD for four months.
14 years and his most mean- Chase Kyle, 19, is a firefight- has been with the LCFD for
ingful experience is every time Brian Fridley, 21, is a captain John Oswalt, 67, is the safety er with the Lowndes County one year and his most mean-
Ann Beard, 41, is a firefight-
a life or house is saved during with the Lowndes County officer/firefighter/EMR with Volunteer Fire Department ingful experience was respond-
er/EMR with the Lowndes
a fire. Volunteer Fire Department the Lowndes County Volunteer District 5. He has been with ing to his first house fire.
County Volunteer Fire

How to become a volunteer firefighter


BY GEORGE BEARD you’ll find resources and should not be taken light- ment doesn’t have volun- should be. He or she their application and
Chief, District 5 VFD, Columbus frequently asked ques- ly. It requires hundreds of teers, one nearby may. should be able do direct background check
tions about becoming a hours of training and a FireDepartments.net has you to the best resources process. Screening
Volunteer firefighting volunteer, as well as the strong commitment to a directory of contact and people to help you. process and required
is a very rewarding and first basic steps you service. information and depart- Often, departments will qualifications vary by
valuable way to serve might take toward volun- 2. Contact your local ment statistics. allow you to ride along on department.
your community. It takes teering. fire service agency. Not 3. Call your local fire their apparatus to let you 5. After you join, the
dedication and many The basic steps to all departments have vol- station’s non-emergency make a more informed department will usually
hours of training to becoming a volunteer fire- unteers, and depending number and ask to speak decision about whether enter you in a training
become a firefighter. If fighter: upon your area, its popu- with the station officer. volunteer firefighting is program. The length of
you’re willing to put in 1. Make sure you’re lation and local govern- Tell him or her that right for you. these programs varies,
the time and effort, there ready to commit. Making ment, volunteer opportu- you’re interested in 4. Once you’ve identi- but all firefighters are
is a department ready for the decision to become a nities may not be avail- becoming a volunteer and fied a department, you required to take a NFPA-
you to serve. Below volunteer firefighter able. If your local depart- ask what your next step will need to complete certified course.

We thank those who serve and protect our community.


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STARKVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT


David B. He has been William Durr, with the agency. Justin Lewis, department for one year.
Lindley, 56, is with the 39, is a detec- 29, is an offi-
chief of the department for tive with the Andy Round, cer with the Gregory B.
Starkville eight and a Starkville 33, is a DUI Starkville Lovelady, 28,
Police half years, and Police enforcement Police is an officer
Department. to have the Department. officer with Department. with the
He has been opportunity to He as been the Starkville He has been Starkville
with the actively and with the Police with the Police
department for Lindley directly partici- Grant department for Durr Department. department Lewis Department.
35 years and pate in the war 15 years and He has been for one year. He has been
attending the FBI National on drugs from a local stand- helping people when they are with the Round with the Lovelady
Academy in Quantico, Va., was point is his most meaningful in need is his most meaningful department for Bruce C. department
his most meaningful experi- experience. experience with the agency. two years and being able to Smith, 38, is for two years.
ence with the agency. assist other local agencies an officer with
Micheal A. Chad and provide assistance during the Starkville Franklin
John C. Edwards, 37, Williams, 40, and after the Crossgates Police Taylor Wells,
Thomas, 46, is is a sergeant is a master Apartments fire has been his Department. 28, is an offi-
a captain with with the officer with most meaningful experience. He has been cer with the
the Starkville Starkville the Starkville with the Starkville
Police Police Police Depart- Josiah department Smith Police
Department. Department. ment. He has Buckner, 25, for one and a Department.
He has been He has been been with the Williams is a detective half years ,and interacting He has been
with the with the Edwards department for with the with the children in the com- with the Taylor
department for Thomas department for nine years, and assisting in Starkville munity has been the most department
21 years and seven years and getting the finding a man who had wan- Police meaningful experience with for one year, and helping find a
his most meaningful experi- opportunity to excel in the dered off from his family for Department. the agency. missing young woman was his
ence with the agency was department’s ranks has been several days has been his He has been most meaningful experience
attending and graduating from his most meaningful experi- most meaningful experience. with the Buckner Kenley with the agency.
the FBI National Academy in ence with the agency. department for Reaves, 34,
2006. Wesley A. a year and a half, and going is an officer Shane Kelly,
Chadd Koehn, 45, is into narcotics has been his with the 28, is a
R. Frank Garnett, 42, is a master most meaningful experience Starkville patrol/DUI
Nichols, 41, is a sergeant/ police officer with the agency. Police enforcement
captain over investigations with the Department. officer with
administration with the Starkville Matt Henson, He has been the Starkville
with the Starkville Police 27, is a detec- with the Reaves Police
Starkville Police Depart- Department. tive with the department Department.
Police ment. He has He has been Koehn Starkville for one and a half years, and He has been Kelly
Department. been with the Garnett with the Police appreciates every time some- with the
He has been Nichols department for department for 20 years and Department. one thanks him for doing his department for three years.
with the nine years and being promoted being involved with several He has been job and helping them through
department for 18 years and to sergeant has been his most incidents where children were with the a hard time in their life. Joshua K.
his most meaningful experi- meaningful experience. saved from fires has been his department Henson Buckner, 27,
ence with the agency was most meaningful experience for three years Christopher is a patrol offi-
when he talked someone who Shawn Word, with the agency. and going into narcotics has Kenard, 38, is cer with the
had lost his wife of 40-plus 34, is a ser- been his most meaningful an officer with Starkville
years out of committing sui- geant with the Jarred Miley, experience with the depart- the Starkville Police
cide. Starkville 32, is a police ment. Police Department.
Police officer with Department. He has been
Troy Outlaw, Department. the Starkville Joshua He has been with the Buckner
42, is a lieu- He has been Police Wilson, 26, is with the department
tenant with with the Department. a master offi- department Kenard for one year, and his first drug
the Starkville department for Word He has been cer with the for 10 months bust was his most meaningful
Police 10 years and with the Starkville and his most meaningful expe- experience with the agency.
Department. dealing with grants has been department for Miley Police rience with the agency was
He has been his most meaningful experi- five years. Department. being hired as a officer. Ruby
with the ence with the agency. He has been Shurden, 54,
department for Outlaw Stephanie with the Wilson Laura H. is a staff sup-
18 years and Landon Perkins, 27, department for Roberson, port techni-
arresting the “toboggan ban- Stamps, 29, is is a master five years, and his most mean- 33, is an cian with the
dit” was his most meaningful a patrol ser- officer with ingful experience with the accreditation/ Starkville
experience with the agency. geant with the the Starkville agency was when there was a training/ Police
Starkville Police gang fight and shots fired at D.A.R.E. offi- Department.
Malvin S. Police Department. the B.P. Station on Highway cer with the She has been Shurden
Dailey, 43, is Department. She has been 12 and Montgomery Street. Starkville with the
a lieutenant He has been with the Perkins Police Roberson department for 21 years and
with the with the Stamps department for Scotty Department. the lifetime friendships that
Starkville department for five and a half years, and hav- Carrithers, She has been with the depart- she has is her most meaning-
Police four years and working the ing the opportunity to become 35, is a detec- ment for four and a half years ful experience.
Department. Crossgates Apartments fire a sniper on the SWAT team tive with the and here most meaningful
He has been and having no lives lost was and also a K-9 unit have been Starkville experience with the agency Tammy
with the Dailey his most meaningful experi- her most meaningful experi- Police was when she worked under- Carlisle, 42,
department for ence with the agency. ences with the agency. Department. cover with a female that was is a staff sup-
21 years and his most mean- He has been being stalked during a sting port techni-
ingful experience was locating Steve Lyle, Julius A. with the Carrithers operation that subsequently cian with the
a missing 2-year-old girl on 38, is a ser- Gandy, 43, is department for caught a campus rapist. Starkville
Garrard Road. She had been geant with the a master offi- three years, and helping the Police
assaulted and left in a trash Starkville cer with the people of Starkville moving Brooke Department.
bag behind some apartments. Police Starkville into investigations and making Manigold, 30, She has been Carlisle
She is still doing well. Department. Police detective have been his most is a patrol offi- with the
He has been Department. meaningful experiences. cer with the department for nine months
Mark Ballard, with the He has been Starkville and transitioning into the role
38, is lieu- department for Lyle with the Gandy Mandy J. Police and experiencing law enforce-
tenant and 16 years and department for Wilson, 32, is Department. ment from the inside is her
commander of being promoted to sergeant 14 years and being able to an officer with She has been most meaningful experience
the was his most meaningful expe- teach D.A.R.E is his most the Starkville with the Manigold with the agency.
Investigations rience with the agency. meaningful experience with Police department
Bureau with the agency. Department. for one and a half years. Charlotte
the Starkville Kenny She has been Ware, 49, is a
Police Ballard Watkins, 25, Freddie with the Brandon radio opera-
Department. is a patrol offi- Bardley, 45, is department Wilson Gann, 24, is tor/records
He has been with the depart- cer with the a master offi- for three an officer with clerk with the
ment for 14 years and his Starkville cer with the years. the Starkville Starkville
most meaningful experience Police Starkville Police Police
was locating the foot tracks of Department. Police Jimmie Department. Department.
a missing 3-year-old boy. He has been Department. Thomas, 25, He has been She has been Ware
Within minutes of discovering with the Watkins He has been is a detective with the with the
the tracks, police found the department for with the Bardley with the department Gann department for 24 years and
child, who would not have last- a year and a half, and the department for Starkville for two years when she was hired for the
ed another night in the woods. training he has received has 10 years and working with the Police and the night I caught two dispatching position was her
been his most meaningful citizens and youth of the com- Department. armed robbers and two bur- most meaningful experience.
Henry experience with the agency. munity to make Starkville a He has been glars was the most meaningful
Stewart, 45, better place to live is his most with the Thomas experience with the agency.
is a lieutenant George meaningful experience. department for
with the Coleman, 40, a year and a half, and enjoys Johnathon
Starkville is a master Bubba Willard showing the community that Headley, 29,
Police officer with is with the K-9 someone cares and is watch- is an officer
Department. the Starkville unit with the ing out for them and their fam- with the
He has been Police Starkville ilies. Starkville
with the Stewart Department. Police Police
department for He has been Department. Department.
15 years, and getting promot- with the Coleman He has been He has been
ed to lieutenant was his most department for with the with the Headley See STARKVILLE POLICE, 8
meaningful experience. 11 years and his most mean- department for Willard
ingful experience with the two years, and
Andy Fultz, agency was while investigat- being able to help other agen-
50, is a ser- ing a domestic violence case, cies and citizens of Starkville
geant with the helping find an adoptive family and Oktibbeha County is his
Starkville for a child. most meaningful experience
Police with the agency.
Department. Crystal G.
He has been Hackett, 27, Andre Quinn,
with the is an officer 30, is a detec-
department for Fultz with the tive with the
19 years and Starkville Starkville
each opportunity to help Police Police
someone in need is his most Department. Department.
meaningful experience. She has been He has been
with the Hackett with the
Tom E. department a department for Quinn
Roberson, 38, year and a half, and being able six years and
is a sergeant to pull her weight equally and going into investigations is his
with the being accepted fully has been most meaningful experience
Starkville her most meaningful experi- with the agency.
Police ence.
Department. Torrance
He has been Rita Akins, Hampton, 26,
with the Roberson 52, is a mas- is an officer
department for ter officer with with the
10 years and the most mean- the Starkville Starkville
ingful experience with the Police Police
agency was when he assisted Department. Department.
in recovering a 2-year-old
child, returning him to his fam-
ily after missing for two days.
She has been
with the
department for
Akins
14 years and D.A.R.E. is her
He has been
with the
department for
Hampton
two years and receiving a let-
Thank you for making
Steven Gant, 32, is a ser-
geant/narcotics with the
Starkville Police Department.
meaningful experience with
the agency.
ter of commendation from a
grateful citizen has been his
most meaningful experience
our community safe. © The Dispatch
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Starkville police
Continued from Page 7
Jacqueline most meaning- her own shift was her most Starkville with the department for eight Steve
Epps is a ful experience meaningful experience with the Police years and his most meaningful Gladney, 54,
telecommuni- with the agency. Department. experience with the agency is a court offi-
cator with the agency. He has been has been the opportunity to cer with the
Starkville Stephanie with the serve the public. Starkville
Police Drummond, department for Police
Department. 31, is a radio 27 years and Sarah Department.
She has been operator/ when he was Hankins, 26, He has been
with the Epps Ewing records clerk the only animal Hendrix is an animal with the Gladney
department for with the control officer control officer department for
22 years and helping a civilian Angel Gunter, Starkville was his most meaningful expe- with the a year and being able to assist
who was stranded by taking 23, is a radio Police rience. Starkville citizens with questions about
her home was her most mean- operator/ Department. Drummond Police court have been his most
ingful experience. records clerk She has been Richard Q. Department. meaningful experiences.
with the with the department for eight McKee, 51, is Serving the Hankins
Frances Ewing, 52, is a radio Starkville months, and being involved an animal con- community and
operator/ records clerk with Police with the community on a deep- trol officer helping them with their animal
the Starkville Police Department. er level is her most meaningful with the issues and being the voice for
Department. She has been She has been Gunter experience with the agency. Starkville those who don't have one have
with the department for 15 with the Police been her most meaningful
years and the day she was department for one year and John W. Hendrix, 48, is an ani- Department. experiences with the agency.
hired as a dispatcher was her being hired full-time and having mal control officer with the He has been McKee

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Never a boring day


On May 8, 1973, I went to free. Every day, I was eager to nous. I really enjoy serving all of help those who are suffering.
work for Sheriff J.C. “Red” go to work; I never dreaded it. the citizens of Oktibbeha County. To do this job well you must
Kellum as a deputy sheriff for Just think about it. ... I was doing There are also times that are dif- always be honest, fair, compas-
Oktibbeha County. I knew from work that I loved and getting ficult and sad as when tragedies sionate and consistent ... and
Day One that this type of work paid to do it. strike and natural disasters
most important, you must
was what I really wanted to do In July 1976, I was elected occur. During these times you
for the rest of my working sheriff of Oktibbeha County. I have to make the best of it and always, always ... try to do the
career. This job was so challeng- still love my job because it is do your job. When these events right thing.
ing and rewarding, and just plain always something different each occur you must show strength Dolph Bryan is Oktibbeha
Dolph Bryan
fun, that I would have worked for day — never boring or monoto- and compassion to be able to County sheriff.

Cooper Dixon, department for nine years and ence is serving the citizens of He has been tor with the Sheriff’s
30, is a deputy his most meaningful experi- Oktibbeha County. with the Oktibbeha Department.
for the ence is being able to help the department County He has been
Oktibbeha community. Jeremy S. for 24 years Sheriff’s with the
County Yates, 25, is a and his most Department. department
Sheriff’s Steven deputy with meaningful He has been for seven
Department. Phelps, 43, is the Oktibbeha experience with the years.
He has been a deputy com- County with the department
with the Dixon mander with Sheriff’s agency is Elmore for two years Cook Lewis
department for the Oktibbeha Department. being part of a and his most
one year and eight months, County He has been great team in the department meaningful experience has Denise
and his most meaningful expe- Sheriff’s with the Yates and the way it works together. been his time with the investi- Crocker is a
rience is working with the pub- Department. department for gations office and being a part deputy with
lic. He has been Phelps one year and his most mean- Mahyar of helping solve major crimes. the Oktibbeha
with the ingful experience has been Netadj, 32, is County
Clark Bryan, department for 12 years and working with the public. a deputy com- Brett A. Sheriff’s
41, is a deputy his most meaningful experi- mander with Watson, 42, Department.
sheriff for the ence has been helping the Shank the Oktibbeha is a command- She has been
Oktibbeha public with their problems. Phelps, 39, is County er in the with the Crocker
County a commander Sheriff’s Investigations department
Sheriff’s James with the Department. Unit with the for two years and her most
Department. Lindsey, 65, is Oktibbeha He has been Netadj Oktibbeha meaningful experience with
He has been a shift com- County with the County the agency is being able to
with the C. Bryan mander with Sheriff’s department for three years Sheriff’s Watson serve the community.
department for the Oktibbeha Department. and his most meaningful expe- Department.
20 years and his most mean- County He has been Phelps rience has been being fortu- He has been with the depart- Shannon
ingful experience is helping Sheriff’s with the dep- nate enough to work with ment for 18 years and his Williams, 41,
people. Department. artment 18 years and his most such a great group of profes- most meaningful experience is is a command-
He has been Lindsey meaningful experience is being sionals and doing a job that is being able to serve the good er with the
Darrell Holley, with the able to help those in need. able to affect so many people. citizens of Oktibbeha County. Oktibbeha
28, is a deputy department for 33 years and County
with the his most meaningful experi- Dolph Bryan, William Ford, George M. Sheriff’s
Oktibbeha ence has been working with 67, is sheriff 42, is an Carrithers, Department.
County Sheriff Sheriff Dolph Bryan and having of Oktibbeha assistant 34, is chief He has been Williams
Department. good law enforcement officers County. He deputy com- deputy with with the
He has been working in the organization. has been with mander with the Oktibbeha department for 16 years and
with the the depart- the Oktibbeha County his most meaningful experi-
department for Holley Jon Davis, 38, ment for 38 County Sheriff’s ence is having the opportunity
three years. is a deputy years and his Sheriff’s Department. to help the people of
commander most meaning- Department. Ford He has been Carrithers Oktibbeha County and doing
D. Bryan
Scott Helms, with the ful experience He has been with the his best to have a positive
42, is a deputy Oktibbeha with the agency was attending with the department for eight department for 34 years and impact on the people he
with the County the national FBI Academy in years and his most meaningful his most meaningful experi- meets wherever that may be.
Oktibbeha Sheriff’s Virginia for an 11-week course experience with the agency ence is to be able to help peo-
County Department. in 1994. has been out patrolling and ple in need and be a role
Sheriff’s He has been Davis serving the citizens of model for young people.
Department. with the Robert Elmore, 56, is a com- Oktibbeha County.
He has been department for 10 years and mander with the Oktibbeha David Lewis, 36, is a deputy
with the Helms his most meaningful experi- County Sheriff’s Department. Tim Cook, 33, is an investiga- with the Oktibbeha County

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four adult dogs and three
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the rest are trained for
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It takes about 24 months to and Alabama. GTR K-9 Search Team
train a pup/dog to get With the support of is a non-profit, all-volunteer
ready for certification. Columbus Fire and Rescue organization. If you are
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STARKVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT


Cole Norman, Department. He has been with with the SFD for 12 years. and helping others in need is Department. He has been with Cliff Crowley,
29, is a fire- the SFD for 10 years. his most meaningful experi- the SFD for seven years and 39, is a ser-
fighter with the Gregg ence. responding to the Academy geant with the
Starkville Fire Matt Schober, Hudson, 49, is Crossing tragedy was his most Starkville Fire
Department. 33, is a ser- a lieutenant Tony meaningful experience. Department.
He has been geant with the with the Clayborn, 36, He has been
with the SFD Starkville Fire Starkville Fire is a sergeant Consella with the SFD
for three and a Department. Department. with the Hampton, 51, for 14 years.
half years. Norman He has been He has been Starkville Fire is a battalion Crowley
with the SFD with the SFD Department. chief with the
Lee Kellum, for six years. for 21 years. Hudson He has been Starkville Fire
41, is a ser- Schober with SFD for Department. Jeff
geant with the Terry Doss, 15 years and Clayborn She has been Whitehead,
Starkville Fire Mark 53, is a battal- helping my with the SFD Hampton 34, is a fire-
Department. McCundy, 31, ion chief with community is his most mean- for 22 years fighter with the
He has been is a fire mar- the Starkville ingful experience. and being able to stay on the Starkville Fire
with the SFD shal with the Fire best shift for 20 years is her Department.
for 16 years. Starkville Fire Department. Andy Sharp, most meaningful experience. He has been
Kellum Department. He has been 56, is a cap- with the SFD
He has been with the SFD tain with the Heath Vaughn, for seven Whitehead
David Gaudin, with the SFD for 33 years Doss Starkville Fire 41, is a fire- years.
54, is a battal- for eight years McCundy and seeing Department. fighter with the
ion chief of the and being able how far the department has He has been Starkville Fire Dewayne
Starkville Fire to help people in their time of come over the years has been with the SFD Department. Davis, 41, is a
Department. need has been his most mean- his most meaningful experi- for 20 years He has been sergeant with
He has been ingful experience with the ence. and being able Sharp with the SFD the Starkville
with the SFD agency. to go to the for 12 years Fire
for 22 and a Matthew Gulf Coast and help the people and his most Vaughn Department.
half years. Gaudin Chance Wilson, 30, is after Katrina is his most mean- meaningful He has been
Cummings, a firefighter ingful experience. experience with the agency is with the SFD Davis
Curtis D. 23, is a fire- with the just being able to serve. for 14 years.
Randle, 45, is fighter with Starkville Fire Greg
a captain with the Starkville Department. Cochran, 29, Wade Jones, Micheal K.
the Starkville Fire Depart- He has been is a firefighter 28, is a Edwards, 29,
Fire ment. He has with the SFD with the Firefighter with is a firefighter
Department. been with the for seven Wilson Starkville Fire the Starkville with the
He has been SFD for a year. Cummings years. Department. Fire Starkville Fire
with the SFD He has been Department. Department.
for 21 years. Randle Ricky Doug Ware, with the SFD He has been He has been
Williams, 44, 43, is a fire- for six years Cochran with the SFD with the SFD Edwards
Keith Kinard, is a lieu- fighter with and helping for five years. Jones for one year
46, is a lieu- tenant/compa- the Starkville those in need has been his and the first actual structure fire
tenant with ny officer with Fire most meaningful experience. Charles he responded to is the most
the Starkville the Starkville Department. Yarbrough, 38, meaningful experience.
Fire Fire He has been Stewart Bird, is a training
Department. Department. the SFD for 16 39, is a lieu- officer with the Jerome Clark,
He has been He has been Williams years and hav- Ware tenant with Starkville Fire 37, is a ser-
with the SFD with the SFD ing the privi- the Starkville Department. geant/driver
for 25 years Kinard for 17 years and helping oth- lege of helping people in need Fire He has been operator with
and the most ers is his most meaningful is his most meaningful experi- Department. with SFD for 15 the Starkville
meaningful experience has experience. ence. He has been years. Yarbrough Fire
been saving lives. with the SFD Department.
Mike Collins Andy Morgan, for 16 years. Bird Adam Folmer, He has been
Justin is a sergeant 38, is a ser- 26, is a fire- with the SFD Clark
Edwards, 33, with the geant with the Jason fighter with the for 15 years
is a firefighter Starkville Fire Starkville Fire Williams, 40, Starkville Fire and being able to be there when
with the Department. Department. is a lieutenant Department. his sister’s house caught on fire
Starkville Fire He has been He has been with the He has been was his most meaningful experi-
Department. with the SFD with the SFD Starkville Fire with the SFD ence.
He has been for 36 years for nine years Department. for one month
with the SFD and spending Collins and making a Morgan He has been and becoming Folmer Jonathan A.
for eight years. Edwards two weeks on difference is with the SFD part of a long Wade, 34, is a
Gulf Coast following Katrina his most meaningful experi- for 10 years Williams and meaningful tradition is his firefighter with
Preston T. was his most meaningful expe- ence. and the most most meaningful experience. the Starkville
Helms, 38, is rience. meaningful Fire
a firefighter Stein experience was Billy Tabb, 29, Department.
with the Rodger Mann, McMullen, 35, when he helped is a firefighter He has been
Starkville Fire 54, is chief of is a fire mar- deliver a baby. with the with the SFD
Department. the Starkville shal with the Starkville Fire for eight years Wade
He has been Fire Starkville Fire Brian Arnett, Department. and being able to help people is
with the SFD Department. Department. 38, is a ser- He has been his most meaningful experience.
for eight years Helms He has been He has been geant with the with the SFD
and public with the SFD with the SFD Starkville Fire Arnett for less than a
service is his most meaningful for 28 years for 14 years McMullen month. Tabb
experience. and knowing Mann and having
that through doing his job he kids come up to him years
Grant has helped make Starkville a later and telling him they
McCarter, 35, safer place to live has been remember him teaching them
is a lieutenant his most meaningful experi- fire safety is his most mean-
with the ence. ingful experience.
Starkville Fire
Department.
He has been
with the SFD
Todd Palmer,
32, is a fire-
fighter with
Ashley
McClain, 36,
is a sergeant
To All Citizens
for 15 years. McCarter the Starkville with the

Blake
Fire
Department.
Starkville Fire
Department.
from a
Daniels, 25, is He has been She has been
a firefighter
with the
Starkville Fire
with the SFD
for six years
and being able
Palmer
with the SFD
for 15 years McClain
and helping others is her most
Firefighter
Department. to help people is his most meaningful experience.
He has been meaningful experience with
with the SFD the agency. Kris
for four years. Daniels McCarter, 31,
Roosevelt is a firefighter
Demario Harris, 39, is with the
Cistrunk, 24, a lieutenant Starkville Fire
I wish you could understand the importance of calling for help right away and
is a firefighter with the Department. having visible house numbers so we can arrive in time to do our jobs.
with the Starkville Fire She has been
Starkville Fire Department. with the SFD I wish you could know what it is like to search a burning bedroom for trapped
Department. He has been for five years McCarter children at 3 a.m., flames rolling above your head, your palms and knees burning
He has been with the SFD and helping as you crawl, the floor sagging under your weight as the kitchen below you burns.
with the SFD for 16 years Harris others that are in need is her
for five months Cistrunk and getting most meaningful experience I wish you knew the smell of burning insulation, the taste of soot-filled mucus, the
and getting promoted was his most mean- with the agency. feeling of intense heat through your turn-out gear, the sound of flames crackling,
started was his most meaning- ingful experience with the the eeriness of being able to see nothing in dense smoke – sensations that have
ful experience agency. John become too familiar to me.
with the Montgomery,
agency. Brian Clark, 32, is a ser- I wish you could read my mind as I respond to the emergency call: “Is this
38, is a fire- geant with the
a false alarm or a working fire? How is the building constructed? Is anyone
Ryan fighter/EMT Starkville Fire
Thompson, with the Department. trapped? What is wrong with the patient? Is the caller really in distress or is he
31, is a fire- Starkville Fire He has been waiting for us with a 2-by-4 or a gun?”
fighter with the Department. with the SFD
Starkville Fire Thompson He has been for 10 years Montgomery I wish you could know the frustration I feel in the cab of the engine, squad, or
Clark my personal vehicle, as the driver with my foot pressing down hard on the pedal,
my arm tugging at the airhorn rope as you fail to yield the right-of-way at an
intersection or in traffic. When you need us, however, your first comment upon our
arrival will be, “It took you forever to get here!”

THE BURGLARY BASICS I wish you could know how it feels to walk in the back door to greet my parents
and family, not having the heart to tell them that I nearly did not come back from
the last call.

How to keep yourself from being robbed I wish you could understand what it feels like to have a little boy tugging at your
arm asking, “Is mommy OK?”, not being able to look in his eyes without tears, not
n Make your home look occupied,
knowing what to say.
neighbor to take them regularly.
and make it difficult to break in. n Arrange for your lawn to be
n Lock all outside doors and win-
I wish you could realize the physical and mental drain, missed meals, lost sleep,
mowed if you are going away for an and forgone social activities, in addition to all the tragedy my eyes have seen. I
dows before you leave the house or go extended time.
n Check your locks on doors and
wish you could know the feeling of helping save a life, preserving someone’s
to bed. Even if it is for a short time, lock property, being able to be there in a time of crisis, or creating order from total
your doors. windows and replace them with secure
n Leave lights on when you go out. If
chaos.
devices as necessary.
you are going to be away for a length of n Pushbutton locks on doorknobs Unless you have lived with this kind of life, you will never truly understand who I
time, connect some lamps to automatic are easy for burglars to open. Install am, we are, or what our job really means to us. I wish you could.
timers to turn them on in the evening deadbolt locks on all your outside doors.
and off during the day. n Sliding glass doors are vulnerable.
n Keep your garage door closed and Special locks are available for better “I would like to take this opportunity to thank
locked.
n Don't allow daily deliveries of mail,
security. the men and women of Columbus Fire & Rescue
n Other windows may need better
newspapers or flyers build up while you locks. Check with a locksmith or hard- for their everyday heroism and dedication
are away. Arrange with the Post Office to ware store for alternatives. – I understand.”
hold your mail, or arrange for a friend or Source: memphis Police Department

Fire Chief Kenneth Moore


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OKTIBBEHA COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT


Brad Spencer, recruits has been his most Nazareth Chris a difference in my community Danny
59, is a cap- meaningful experience with Griffin, 26, is Langford, 23, and help save lives is her most Waltmon, 61,
tain with the the agency. a firefighter is a firefighter meaningful experience with is assistant
East Oktibbeha with the with the the agency. chief with the
County Sandi George, Central Maben Adation/Self
Volunteer Fire 59, is a fire- Oktibbeha Volunteer Fire Vera D. Creek
Department. fighter with County Department. Hollingshed, Volunteer Fire
He has been the Central Volunteer Fire He has been 21, is a fire- Department.
with the Spencer Oktibbeha Department. Griffin with the Langford fighter/EMR He has been Waltmon
department for County He has been department for with the with the
15 years. His most meaningful Volunteer Fire with department for six two months. Maben department for 12 years and a
experience with the agency is Department. months and getting to help Volunteer Fire thank-you from a man that had
being safety officer and public She has been S. George others in need and giving back Kaylan Polk, Department. just lost his house to a fire
relations. with the as much as he can is his most 21, is a fire- She has been Hollingshed was his most meaningful expe-
department for 20 years and meaningful experience with fighter/EMR with the rience with the agency.
Greg Ball, 43, counseling victims who have the agency. with the agency for one year and being
is chief of the just experienced a tragedy and Maben able to help serve the commu- Al Goodman
East Oktibbeha comforting those who have Brian Evans, Volunteer Fire nity of Maben as well as is a safety
County had a great loss has been her 39, is cap- Department. assisting another communities officer with
Volunteer Fire most meaningful experience tain/training She has been in need in a way that other the
Department. with the agency. officer with with the K. Polk people are not able to is her Adation/Self
He has been the Central department for most meaningful experience Creek
with the Bennet Oktibbeha two years and her most mean- with the agency. Volunteer Fire
department for ball George, 62, is County ingful experience with the Department.
18 years and the chief with Volunteer Fire Evans agency is when she finished Tim Rice II, He has been Goodman
helping the community has the Central Department. her EMR class. 20, is a fire- with the
been his most meaningful Oktibbeha He has been with the depart- fighter with department for nine years and
experience with the agency. County ment for 12 years and training Hughie Polk, the saving lives and property has
Volunteer Fire new firefighters and helping 48, is captain Adaton/Self been his most meaningful
Josh Hogue, Department. his community is his most with the Creek experience with the agency.
31, is a fire- He has been B. George meaningful experience with Maben Volunteer Fire
fighter with the with the the agency. Volunteer Fire Department. Robin Rice,
Longview department for 22 years and Department. He has been T. Rice II 50, is a fire-
Volunteer Fire helping people on the worst Kyle Lee, 22, He has been with the fighter with
Department. day of their lives is his most is a firefighter with the department for one year. the
He has been meaningful experience with with the department H.Polk Adation/Self
with the the agency. Central for four years Stephen Creek
department for Hogue Oktibbeha and has 30 years in fire serv- Pannell, 36, Volunteer Fire
two years and Joe Pennell, County ice. is captain fire- Department.
helping others in their time of 56, is assis- Volunteer Fire fighter/EMT She has been R. Rice
need is his most meaningful tant chief with Department. Lee Justin with the with the
experience with the agency. the Central He has been Collins, 27, is Adation/Self department for 10 years and
Oktibbeha with the department for one captain with Creek his most meaningful experi-
Ben Berry, 21, County year and his most meaningful the Maben Volunteer Fire ence with the agency is his
is a firefighter Volunteer Fire experience with the agency is Volunteer Fire Department. Pannell job is to be prepared to help
with the Department. helping people in general. Department. He has been out our friends and neighbors
Longview He has been Pennell He has been with the department for three but he hopes and pray the vol-
Volunteer Fire the depart- Johnathan with the years and helping his fellow unteers don’t have to use their
Department. ment for 21 years and his Wayne department Collins man is his most meaningful expertise.
He has been most meaningful experience Yeatman, 39, for three years experience with the agency.
with the with the agency is when he is chief/EMR and making a difference in the Tim Rice, 51,
department for Berry successfully performed CPR with the community is his most mean- Jason Bell, is assistant
less than a on a child. Maben ingful experience with the 25, is a fire- chief with the
year. Volunteer Fire agency. fighter with Adation/Self
Greg Cochran, Department. Adation/Self Creek
Andrew 29, is a lieu- He has been Yeatman Katharyn C. Creek Volunteer Fire
DeMeritt, 26, tenant with with the Rosenhan, Volunteer Fire Department.
is a firefighter the Central department for 20 years and 37, is assis- Department. He has been
with the Oktibbeha every call is a meaningful tant chief He has been with the T. Rice
Central County experience. EMT/firefight- with the Bell department
Oktibbeha Volunteer Fire er with the department for 15 years.
County Department. Maben for one and a half years and
Volunteer Fire He has been Cochran Volunteer Fire it’s the feeling he gets know-
Department. DeMeritt with the Department. Rosenhan ing he is helping someone is
He has been department for eight years. She has been his most meaningful experi-
with the department for six with the department for nine ence with the agency.
years and training new years and being able to make

CLAY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT WEST POINT


Eddie Scott,
45, is chief
Terry Scott,
40, is a deputy
memorable experience is
being able to help the commu-
been with the CCSO for 18
years and his most memorable
POLICE DEPARTMENT
deputy of the for the Clay nity. experience is helping people.
Clay County County Albert Lee, Jimmy
Sheriff’s Sheriff’s Landon Frank 39, is a ser- Birchfield,
Office. He Office. He has Griffin, 31, is Williamson, geant detec- 45, is a
has been with been with the a deputy sher- 48, is the tive with the detective
the CCSO for CCSO for 8 iff for the Clay process serv- West Point with the
12 years and E. Scott years and his T. Scott County er/transporta- Police West Point
his most most memo- Sheriff’s tion officer for Department. Police
memorable experience is rable experience is helping Office. He has the Clay He has been Department.
being able to serve his com- and serving the community. been with the County with the Lee He has been Birchfield
munity. CCSO for four Griffin Sheriff’s WPPD for 11 with the
Williamson
Alvin Carter years and his Office. He has years and his most memo- WPPD for 13 years.
Robert Jr., 44, is the most memorable experience is been with the CCSO for four rable experience is helping
LaShier, 50, coroner/med- the ability to serve and pro- years and his most memorable others. Ryan
is a process ical examiner tect the people of Clay County. experience is helping people in Boykin, 38,
server for the for the Clay the community. Carl is a patrol-
Clay County County William Lampton, 41, man with the
Sheriff’s Sheriff’s Knowles, 23, Floyd House, is a sergeant West Point
Office. He Office. He has is a deputy for 53, is a narcotics Police
has been with been with the Carter the Clay deputy for the agent with Department.
the CCSO for LaShier CCSO for 8 County Clay County the West He has been
two months years and his most memorable Sheriff’s Sheriff’s Point Police with the Boykin
and his most memorable expe- experience is serving the pub- Office. He has Office. He has Department. WPPD for 15
rience is helping the communi- lic to the best of his ability. been with the been with the He has been Lampton years and his most memo-
ty. CCSO for two Knowles CCSO for 18 with the rable experience is working
Brad Pettit, years and his years. House WPPD for 10 years and his the Prairie Arts Festival.
Roman 25, is an most memorable experience is most memorable experience
Ponds, 35, is investigator for being able to associate with Cassundra D. is being able to protect those Will
a deputy for the Clay the citizens of Clay County. Smith, 53, is who can’t protect them- Spradling,
the Clay County a deputy for selves. 27, is an offi-
County Sheriff’s Bobby the Clay cer with the
Sheriff’s Office. He has Grimes, 53, is County Avery Cook, West Point
Office. He been with the an investigator Sheriff’s 47, is assis- Police
has been with CCSO for six for the Clay Office. She tant chief of Department.
Pettit the West He has been
the CCSO for Ponds years and his County has been with
half a year. most memorable experience is Sheriff’s the CCSO for Smith Point Police with the Spradling
being blessed with the ability Office. He has three years Department. WPPD for
Stanley Lee, to go to work every day and been with the and her most memorable expe- He has been two years.
55, is a help the people he serves. CCSO for one Grimes rience is working with people. with the Cook
deputy for the year and his WPPD for 10 Zate McGee
Clay County Anthony most memorable experience is Ramirez years. is a sergeant
Sheriff’s Cummings, working on the cold case unit. Williams, 37, with the
Office. He 39, is a part- is the chief West Point
has been with time deputy Bobby investigator Mike Police
the CCSO for for the Clay Randle, 61, is for the Clay Burgess, 52, Department.
18 years and Lee County jail administra- County is a captain She has
his most Sheriff’s tor/ reserve Sheriff’s with the West been with
memorable experience is the Office. He has officer for the Office. He has Point Police the WPPD McGee
academy. been with the Cummings Clay County been with the Williams Department. for 10 years.
CCSO for a Sheriff’s CCSO for 13 He has been
year and a half, and his most Office. He has years. with the Burgess Bobby Lane,
Randle WPPD for 23 60, is interim
years. chief of the
West Point
We salute your Police
Jeremy Department.
hard work Dubois, 30, He has been
is a sergeant with the
and dedication. with the WPPD for 26 Lane
West Point years and his
Police most memorable experience
Department. is being able to achieve the
He has been Dubois rank of police chief.
with the
WPPD for seven and a half Cedric
years. Sykes, 36,
is in the aux-
iliary with
the West
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WEST POINT FIRE DEPARTMENT

Running in while everyone else is running out


so much over the years, it’s not just chief — that was in 2001 — we had hurt. There were so many different

I
’ve been here for 34 years; there
are a lot of different reasons (I the fire department. Everyone is a chemical warehouse north of town chemicals.
enjoy my job). Being the chief, I cross-trained, it takes so much. to catch on fire. That was major; we I am really proud to be the chief;
enjoy the guys I work with and I It’s a professional organization; did a good job. Evacuations were we have really good people working
enjoy what I do. It takes a special they have to be willing to go involved. That one incident turned here, good equipment and good
kind of guy to be a firefighter. through a lot of training. We do not out to be a three-week job. training, and good support of the
The firemen are running in while just take guys off the streets, these The main thing about this fire is city administration.
everyone else is running out. guys work hard. the potential was there for a very Johnny Littlefield is West Point fire
Johnny Littlefield
The fire services have changed The first year I was appointed serious situation and no one was chief.

Ken Allen Flynt, Johnny W. Ronny Kevin Acker, Stephen


Wilbourne, 35, is a fire- Littlefield, Robinson, 54, 26, is a fire- Loden, 34, is
45, is a battal- fighter with 57, is chief of is a battalion fighter with a firefighter
ion chief with the West Point the West Point chief with the the West with the West
the West Point Fire Fire West Point Point Fire Point Fire
Fire Department. Department. Fire Department. Department.
Department. He has been He has been Department. He has been He has been
He has been with the WPFD with the WPFD He has been with the with the
with WPFD for Wilbourne for nine years Flynt for 11 years Littlefield with the Robinson WPFD for Acker WPFD for Loden
20 and a half and his most and his most WPFD for 27 three years. three years
years, and has too many mem- memorable experience is help- memorable experience is years. and his most memorable expe-
orable experiences to count. ing others. being appointed chief. Reginald rience is the day he got hired.
Bert Parker, Gardner, is a
Kenneth Jimmy Lantz 47, is a pump sergeant with Danny White,
Woofer, 38, is Littlefield, 55, Stewart, 23, operator with the West 53, is a B.C.
the pump oper- is a sergeant is a firefighter the West Point Fire with the West
ator with the with the West with the West Point Fire Department. Point Fire
West Point Point Fire Point Fire Department. He has been Department.
Fire Department. Department. He has been with the He has been
Department. He has been He has been with the WPFD for 18 R. Gardner with the
He has been with the WPFD with the WPFD WPFD for 15 Parker years. WPFD for 16
with the WPFD Woofer for 36 years. Littlefield for two years. Stewart years and his years and his White
for 11 years most memorable experience is Scott most memo-
and his most memorable expe- Mike Doss, Leon Kelley, helping people. Hinnant, 32, rable experience is educating
rience is helping kids. 43, is a fire- 44, is a fire- is a firefighter children and adults.
fighter/EMT fighter with Tony Gardner, with the West
Heath with the West the West Point 49, is a ser- Point Fire Grady W.
Donahoo, 30, Point Fire Fire geant with the Department. Jones, 43, is
is a firefighter Department. Department. West Point He has been a pump opera-
with the West He has been He has been Fire with the tor with the
Point Fire with the WPFD with the WPFD Department. WPFD for 10 Hinnant West Point
Department. for 10 years. Doss for two years Kelley He has been years. Fire
He has been and his most with the Department.
with the WPFD memorable experience is the WPFD for 21 T. Gardner He has been
for 11 years Donahoo Dollar General fire. years and his with the Jones
and his most memorable expe- most memorable experience is WPFD for 11 years and his
rience is becoming lieutenant helping people. most memorable experience is
of his class at the State Fire the gratitude from people for
Academy. saving their homes.

CLAY COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT How to


Jason
Alsobrooks,
JR Cornwell,
18, is a fire-
Clifton
Laster, 37, is
Phillip
Collins, 42, is
Carrie
Buchanan,
treat a burn
37, is a cap- fighter with a training offi- chief of the 23, is the sec- STAY SAFE! Do not let the
tain with the the Clay cer with the Clay County retary for the rescuer get burned trying to
Clay County County Clay County Volunteer Fire Clay County save the victim. Follow uni-
Volunteer Fire Volunteer Fire Volunteer Fire Department. Volunteer Fire versal precautions and wear
Department. Department. Department. He has been Department.
personal protective equip-
He has been He has been He has been with the She has been
ment if you have it.
with the Alsobrooks with the Cornwell with the Laster agency for 23 P. Collins with the Buchanan
n Treating a burn begins
agency for five agency for one agency for 10 years. agency for six
years. month. years. months.
Andrea with stopping the burning
Joshua Nate Collins, Tim Justis, Staten, 27, is Brian Staten, process. Cool the burned
Beckner, 23, 34, is a fire- 45, is a lieu- the secretary 24, is a fire- area with cool running water
is a firefighter fighter with tenant with for the Clay fighter with for several minutes.
with the Clay the Clay the Clay County the Clay If an ambulance is coming,
County County County Volunteer Fire County continue running water over
Volunteer Fire Volunteer Fire Volunteer Fire Department. Volunteer Fire the burned area until the
Department. Department. Department. She has been Department. ambulance arrives.

n Look for blistering,


He has been He has been He has been with the A. Staten He has been
with the Beckner with the N. Collins with the Justis agency for one with the B. Staten
agency for two and a half agency for four agency for year. agency for five sloughing, or charred (black-
years. months. three years. years. ened) skin.
Blistering or sloughing (skin
coming off) means the top
layer of skin is completely
damaged and complications
are likely. Charring indicates
even deeper damage to all
three layers of skin (see

Fire safety tips


illustration).
If the damaged area is big-
ger than one entire arm or
the whole abdomen, call
911 or take the victim to
Be safe Be prepared year when the clocks change. 5. Call 9-1-1 or the fire the emergency department
1. Don’t touch matches. 1. Make an escape plan. department. Be sure to do this immediately.
If there is a fire: after you get out of the house.
n Victims with burns to the
Stay away from lighters and Work with your family to plan
candles, too. how to get out of your home if Be Safe Remember: Only call 9-1-1 if
2. Don’t touch radiators or there is a fire. 1. Get out fast! When you there is a real emergency. face, hands, feet and geni-
heaters. Ask a grown-up to 2. Plan two ways out of hear the loud beep of the 6. Stay out! Once you’re talia need emergency med-
turn a heater on or off for you. every room. The first way out smoke alarm, get out of the ical assistance (call 911.)
out, stay out. Don’t go back for
n Mild burns with reddened
Don’t stand too close to a fire- should be a door. house. Never hide or take time anything!
place or wood stove, either. 3. Choose a meeting place. to grab your belongings or skin and no blisters may be
3. Don’t play with electrical Pick a safe and easy-to-remem- pets.
cords. And don’t stick any- ber spot outside your home 2. Follow your escape plan.
And remember... treated with a topical burn
Stop, drop and roll. If your ointment or spray to reduce
thing into an electrical socket. where you will meet your fami- After all, you’ve been practic- pain. Cool water (not cold or
4. Don’t play around in the ly after you get out. ing! clothing catches fire, remem-
warm) may also help with
kitchen. If you want to cook 4. Practice! Every escape 3. Feel a door before you ber to stop where you are and pain.
drop to the ground. Cover
n Over the counter pain
something, be sure to check path needs to be planned and open it. If it is hot, there may
with a grown-up first. practiced with grown-ups. be fire on the other side. Try your face and mouth with your
5. Don’t put anything over a 5. Test smoke alarms. Help to get out another way. hands, and roll over and over relievers like ibuprofen or
lamp. Things thrown over a grown-ups remember to test 4. Stay low to the floor. until the flames are out. acetaminophen can be used
lamp (like blankets or cloth- smoke alarms monthly and to Since smoke rises, the safest for the pain of a mild burn
ing) could catch fire. put in new batteries twice a air for breathing is down low. (typically redness only). If
Source: pbskids.com
stronger pain relief is need-
ed, contact a physician or
go to the emergency depart-
ment.
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MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT


Tinsley Bryan S. Tarah department for 11 years and with the department for two John Wm.
Banks, 36, is Gann, 24, is Shaddix, 22, the satisfaction obtained from years. O’Kelly, 53, is
a patrolman an officer with is a patrolman dedicated customers service a lieutenant
with the MSU the MSU with the MSU to victims and community is James H. with the MSU
Police Police Police the most meaningful experi- Turner, 46, is Police
Department. Department. Department. ence with the agency. an officer with Department.
He has been He has been She has been the MSU He has been
with the with the with the Brett Police with the
department for Banks department for Gann department for Shaddix Vandiver, 25, Department. department O’Kelly
three years. one year and three months is an officer He has been for 31 years.
the most meaningful experi- and graduating from the acad- with the MSU with the Turner
Thad ence has been working with a emy has been her most mean- Police department for two years. Matthew
Edwards, 38, great staff. ingful experience with the Department. Hood, 23, is a
is a officer agency. He has been Charles patrol officer
with the MSU Justin W. with the Morton, 42, with the MSU
Police Brown, 29, is Kenneth department for Vandiver is a master Police
Department. an officer with Spencer, 47, one year. police officer Department.
He has been the MSU is the assis- with the MSU He has been
with the Police tant chief with Michael Police with the
department for Edwards Department. the MSU Simmons, 44, Department. department Hood
three years. He has been Police is a master He has been for two
with the Department. police officer with the Morton months.
Scottie Crum, department for Brown He has been Spencer with the MSU department
27, is a detec- three years. with the Police for seven years and the most Daniel J.
tive with the department for 17 years. Department. meaningful experience with Turner, 51, is
MSU Police Ken Holbrook, He has been Simmons the agency was the depart- master police
Department. 40, is a mas- Kenneth with the ment accreditation. officer with
He has been ter police offi- Rogers, 39, is department for six years. the MSU
with the cer with the a lieutenant Donald R. Police
department for MSU Police with the MSU Wes Atkins, Yates, 51, is Department.
three years Crum Department. Police 28, is an offi- a patrol officer He has been
and his most He has been Department. cer with the with the MSU with the Turner
meaningful experience was with the He has been MSU Police Police department for 29 years and
being selected to go into the department for Holbrook with the Rogers Department. Department. the most meaning experience
investigations division. six years and department for He has been He has been with the agency is being able
the satisfaction of being able 13 years. with the with the to help people.
Aaron R. to provide quality customer department department Yates
Curtis, 29, is service to those in the com- Virginia Rich, for three Atkins for four years, Tim Tinker
an officer with munity is the most meaningful 46, is a ser- years. and getting hit in the head Pritchett, 37,
the MSU experience with the agency. geant with the with the cowbell at a football is a patrolman
Police MSU Police Gerald game last year was the most with the MSU
Department. James Department. Threet, 52, is memorable experience with Police
He has been Sanford, 31, She has been an officer with the agency. Department.
with the is a patrol offi- with the the MSU He has been
department for Curtis cer with the department for Rich Police Georgia with the
six years. MSU Police 10 years and Department. Lindley is the department Pritchett
Department. her most meaningful experi- He has been chief with the for one year
James E. He has been ence with this agency is hav- with the MSU Police and the most meaningful expe-
Roby, 43, is a with the ing the opportunity to work in department Threet Department. rience with the agency was
sergeant with department for Sanford an environment where she can for 19 years She has been when he first started, he was
the MSU three years and the most interact with people of differ- and working the MSU football with the treated like he had worked
Police meaningful experience with ent cultures daily. games has been the most department there for many years.
Department. the agency is anytime that he meaningful experience with for 30 years Lindley
He has been can make a difference in Brad Massey, the agency. and her most
with the someone’s life. 34, is a ser- meaningful experience with
department for Roby geant/lead Avery this agency has been watch-
10 years. detective with Hannibal, 26, ing students graduate and
Bryan Farrar, 24, is an officer the MSU is a patrol offi- returning through the years as
with the MSU Police Police cer with the alumni.
Department. He has been with Department. MSU Police
the department for two years. He has been Department.
with the Massey He has been
Hannibal

MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY MISSISSIPPI HIGHWAY PATROL


FOR WOMEN POLICE DEPARTMENT Justin
Rollins, 25,
his most
memorable
Marcus A.
Hobbs, 39,
is a state experience is a sergeant
Martha Davis, Women’s Police Department. Randy trooper for was his time for the
is a dispatcher He has been with MUW PD for Vibrock, 29 is the in patrol Mississippi
for the seven years. His most memo- a patrol officer Mississippi school. Highway
Mississippi rable experience is helping peo- for the Highway Patrol. He
University for ple. Mississippi Patrol. He has been
Women’s University for has been Rollins Davis with MPH for Hobbs
Police Kennedy E. Women’s with MPH for 13 years and
Department. Meaders, 47, Police three years and his most Jeffrey M. his most memorable experi-
She has been Davis is the chief of Department. memorable experience is Dawkins, ence is developing long term
She has been Vibrock that it only took three years 42, is an friendships with fellow state
with MUW PD police for the
with MUW PD for one year. His to become the senior man in Intelligence troopers.
for 19 years. Mississippi most memorable experience is
University for Clay County. Coordinator
participating in the “Mock John L.
Jan Pickard, Women’s Specialist I
Disaster.” Moore, 43,
53, is a dis- Police Immanuel F. for the
patcher for the Department. Meaders Powers, 31, Mississippi is a corporal
Mary Slater, for the
Mississippi He has been with MUW PD for 52, is a cap- is a state Highway Dawkins
University for one year. His most memorable trooper for Patrol. He Mississippi
tain for the Highway
Women’s experience is getting to know Mississippi the has been with MPH for 19
Mississippi years and his most memo- Patrol. He
Police everyone on campus and being University for
Highway rable experience is the has been
Department. there when they need him. Women’s
friendships and family atmos- with MHP for Moore
She has been Pickard Police Patrol. He Powers
Department. phere that have developed 11 years.
with MUW PD for three years. Steven has been with
Her most memorable experi- Swanigan, 29, She has been MPH for four years and his over the years with the
with MUW PD Slater agency. Lawrence
ence is getting is a dispatcher most memorable experience
for 11 years. Her most memo- Lard, 34, is
to know the for the was his graduation day from a state
students. Mississippi rable experience is being apart the “hardest club to join.” Scott
of President Barack Obama’s Deloach, 45, trooper for
University for the
Robert Winter, Women’s election on campus. Randy Guin, is a sergeant
for the Mississippi
33, is a ser- Police 46, is the Highway
Anthony Belgrave, 37, is a captain and Mississippi
geant for the Department. Swanigan patrol officer Patrol. He
Highway
Mississippi He has been troop com- has been
for the Patrol. He
University for Winter with MUW PD for one year. Mississippi mander for has been with MPH for Lard
University for the with MPH for three years and his most
Women’s Mississippi 15 years and Deloach memorable experience is
Jackson Square Police Highway his most memorable experi- helping others in need.
Department. Patrol. He ence is the daily helping of
2001 Hwy. 45 N. • Suite 2 He has been has been
Guin
serving and helping the citi- Brad
Columbus, MS 39705 with MUW PD with MPH for 22 years and zens of the state. Edmondson,
662-241-9650 for one year. Belgrave his most memorable experi- 31, is a
ence is the day he graduated state trooper
a full service salon & spa Sherry Honsinger, 53, is the cadet school. for the
coordinator of support services Mississippi
for the Michael Davis, 51, is a ser- Highway
Fall Special Mississippi
University for
geant for the Mississippi
Highway Patrol. He has been
Patrol. He
has been Edmondson
Women’s
$
35 Manicure with MPH for 23 years and with MPH for three years.
Police
& Pedicure Department.
She has been
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for 11 years.
Her most Honsinger
NORTH MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER EMTS
memorable experience is the Bert Parker, 47, is the EMS NMMC for six He has been
Thank you to those who serve opportunity to teach self supervisor for North years and his with NMMC
and protect our community defense to women and chil- Mississippi Medical Center in most memo- for six years
dren. West Point. He has been with rable experi- and his most
ence is memorable
assisting with

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North Mark Acker, 25, is an EMT
Mississippi for North Mississippi Medical
and sound.
Police Explorers!
Medical Center in West Point. He has
Center in been with NMMC for six years
West Point. and his most
He has been memorable
with NMMC experience is
LOWNDES COUNTY for six years
and his most
the relation-
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experience is being able to
care for people in bad situa-
has made
with his co-
workers and
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BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL — GOLDEN TRIANGLE EMTS


Allen Davis, Golden for Baptist most memo- He has been with BMH for 14 Columbus. He has been with
26, is an EMT Triangle in Memorial rable experi- years. BMH for 22 years. His most
for Baptist Columbus. She Hospital- ence is being memorable experience is work-
Memorial has been with Golden able to work Allen ing with his brother Willie.
Hospital. He BMH for two Triangle in with the McDaniel, 27,
has been with years and her Columbus. He Hurricane is a paramedic Kevin Bates,
the agency for most memo- has been with Katrina vic- for Baptist 27, is a para-
two years. rable experi- BMH for 25 tims on the Memorial medic student
Sharee Karg, ence is being Collums years. Gulf Coast. Hospital- for Baptist
Davis Sprouse Yates
29, is an EMT able to work Golden Memorial
for Baptist Memorial Hospital- with a group of Christians that David A. Sharon M. Triangle in Hospital-
McDaniel Golden
Golden Triangle in Columbus. actually care about their jobs Jackson, 47, Williams, is an Columbus. He
has been with BMH for three Triangle in
She has been with BMH for 16 and the people they serve. is a supervisor EMT for
years. Columbus. He
years. for Baptist Baptist has just start- Bates
Tony Fulgham, Memorial Memorial Richard Clark, 30, is a para-
medic for Baptist Memorial ed with BMH. His most memo-
Taylor 46, is a para- Hospital- Hospital- rable experience is an opportu-
Mitchell, 28, medic for Golden Golden Triangle Hospital-Golden Triangle in
Columbus. He has been with nity to lean in the field.
is an EMT for Baptist Triangle in in Columbus.
BMH for three
Baptist Memorial Columbus. He She has been Williams Patrick
Jackson years.
Memorial Hospital- has been with with BMH for Griffin, 29, is
Hospital- Golden BMH for 20 years and his 17 years and her most memo- Kevin Ballard, an EMT Basic
Golden Triangle in most memorable experience is rable experience is helping the 32, is an EMT for Baptist
Triangle in Columbus. He Fulgham being able to see the patients sick. basic for Memorial
Columbus. He Mitchell has been with improve on the way to the hos- Baptist Hospital-
has been with BMH for two BMH for 13. pital. Rodney Memorial Golden
years. Sullivan, 44, Hospital- Triangle in
Larry Leavell, Richard is a paramedic Golden Columbus. He Griffin
Ballard has been with
Paul White, 49, is a para- Holloway, 48, for Baptist Triangle in
26, is an EMT medic for is an EMT for Memorial Columbus. He has been with BMH for four years. His most
for Baptist Baptist Baptist Hospital- BMH for two years. His most memorable experience is the
Memorial Memorial Memorial Golden Triangle memorable experience is help- feeling of involvement when
Hospital- Hospital- Hospital- in Columbus. Sullivan ing people who need his servic- people appreciate his service.
Golden Golden Golden He has been with BMH for 23 es.
Triangle in Triangle in Triangle in years. Darwin W.
Columbus. He White Columbus. He Leavell Columbus. He Holloway Lamar Mixon, 45, is
has been with has been with has been with BMH for 17 Rusty Thompson, a paramedic
45, is a para- for Baptist
BMH for two years and his BMH for 19 years and his years. McCrory, 44,
medic supervi- Memorial
most memorable experience is most memorable experience is is a paramedic Hospital-
being able to work with Stan being able to share the love of Van Yates, 32, is an para- for Baptist sor for Baptist
Memorial Golden
Vines and Willie Thompson. Christ with patients in their medic for Baptist Memorial Memorial Triangle in
time of need. Hospital-Golden Triangle in Hospital- Hospital-
Golden Columbus. He
Gwen Collums, 44, is an EMT Columbus. He has been with Golden Triangle has been with Mixon
Triangle in Thompson
for Baptist Memorial Hospital- John Sprouse, 56, is an EMT BMH for six years and his in Columbus. McCrory BMH for five years.

NMMC OCH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER EMTS


Continued from Page 12
Francisco Darnell Michael Hunt, experience with the agency.
Ben Darsey, Michael Ybarra, 24, is Johnson, 59, 43, is a EMT
34, is an EMT Shinn, 43, is an EMT-P with is a EMT – B Paramedic and Rafeal Heard,
for North a paramedic the OCH with OCH EMS Director 31, is a Driver
Mississippi for North Regional Regional with OCH for the OCH
Medical Center Mississippi Medical Medical Regional Regional
in West Point. Medical Center. He has Center. He has Medical Medical
He has been Center in been with OCH been with OCH Center. He has Center. He has
with NMMC for West Point. for one year Ybarra for 26 years Johnson been with OCH Hunt been with
three years and Darsey He has been Shinn and his most and his most for 18 years OCH for 4
his most mem- with NMMC meaningful experience was meaningful experience has and providing Great pre-hospi- years and just Heard
orable experience is helping for three years and his most being on a call with Stewart been treating patients with ter- tal care to the people of being able to
people in need. memorable experience is help- Bird, watching and helping him minal illness with kindness and Oktibbeha County. work with the EMT's and the
ing people in need. save a life. respect. paramedics is the most mean-
Mickey Stewart Bird, ingful experience with the
Tollison, 40, is Norman Nevels, 53, is a para- Morgan Clark, Chris Coffey, 39, is a agency.
a paramedic for medic for North Mississippi 30, is a 24, is a EMT Paramedic
North Medical Center in West Point. NREMT B with with OCH with OCH Joe Larry, 62,
Mississippi He has been with NMMC for OCH Regional Regional Regional is a EMS with
Medical Center Medical Medical Medical OCH Regional
six years.
in West Point. Center. She Center. He has Center. He has Medical
He has been has been with been with OCH been with OCH Center. He has
Morgan
with NMMC for Tollison OCH for five for one year for 14 years been with
Clark, 30, is Bird
six years and years and get-
an EMT-Basic Clark and helping Coffey and everyday OCH for 39
his most memorable experi- ting thanked
for North people is his that he can save someone's years.
ence is helping people who are for saving a child that was born Larry
Mississippi most meaningful experience. life is the most meaningful
under stress. premature at home was the
Medical most meaningful experience
Center in with the agency.
Charlie West Point.
Dichiara, 60, He has been Clark
is an EMT- Danny
with NMMC Waltmon, 61,
Basic for North for two years and his most
Mississippi is a EMT-B
memorable experience is sav- with OCH
Medical Center ing people.
in West Point. Regional
He has been Medical
Stephen Center. She
with NMMC for Dichiara Loden, 34, is has been with
five years and an EMT-Basic OCH for nine Waltmon
his most memorable experi- for North years.
ence is getting thank-yous Mississippi
from the loved ones of people Medical Emily Oglesby,
he’s helped. Center in 41, is a EMT-
West Point. Paramedic with
Chris He has been Loden OCH Regional
Bourland, 35, with NMMC Medical
is a paramedic for one year. Center. She
for North has been with
Mississippi OCH for five
Lamar Thompson, 45, is a
Medical Center years and the Oglesby
paramedic for North
in West Point. most meaning-
Mississippi Medical Center in
He has been ful experience is having the
West Point. He has been with
with NMMC for Bourland honor of working with some of
NMMC for five years. His most
six years and his most memo- the most talented health care
memorable experience is
rable experience is being able personnel in emergency medi-
patient care services.
to save a life. cine.
Reginald Stacy Permenter, 38, is a
Gardner, 45 is EMT Paramedic with OCH
an EMT-Basic Regional Medical Center. She
for North has been with OCH for three
Mississippi years.
Medical Center
in West Point.
He has been
with NMMC for Gardner
five years.

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