Posted by Wes Brooks on Apr 23, 2018


During the week of May 13 - May 19, the City of Hattiesburg will join other cities around the nation in observance of National Police Week, paying tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and remembering the tireless efforts of officers who continue to keep our community safe.
National Police Week began in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. The week was established to pay special recognition to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.
The City of Hattiesburg will spend the week honoring the following fallen officers:
  • Patrolman Liquori Terja Tate (2015)
  • Patrolman Benjamin Joseph Deen (2015)
  • Sergeant Jacquelyn Kay "Jackie" Sherrill (1984)
  • Sergeant David Hue Anthony, Sr. (1973)
  • Patrolman Jessie James Everett (1952)
  • Patrolman M. W. Vinson, Jr. (1952)
  • K9 Nero (2012)
With the three-year anniversary of fallen officers Benjamin J. Deen and Liquori Tate on May 9, the City of Hattiesburg and Hattiesburg Police Department will begin honoring our fallen a few days early by revealing a memorial dedicated to the two officers, located at 514 East 4th Street where they were slain.
Additional participatory opportunities and events scheduled for Police Week include:
Wednesday, May 16
Day of Remembrance
All flags flown at city facilities will be lowered to half-staff in memory of Hattiesburg’s fallen.
Thursday, May 17
Paint the City Blue
We encourage all city residents to wear blue this day as a way to honor those who have lost their lives in the line of duty and to remember those who continue to protect and serve our community.
Saturday, May 19
Blue Line Challenge 5K Obstacle Course
To end National Police Week in Hattiesburg, HPD’s Benevolent will host the Blue Line Challenge, a 5K obstacle course race. To register: