Miss. Highway Patrol puts 69 new officers on roadways - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Miss. Highway Patrol puts 69 new officers on roadways

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Sixty-nine new Highway Patrol officers will be on Mississippi roadways after a graduation Tuesday in Jackson.

The new class brings to 629 the total number of state troopers.

The class was the fourth-largest to graduate thus far for the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Governor Haley Barbour delivered the commencement address.

Barbour promised to continue supporting law enforcement efforts and to keep politics out of their agencies.
     
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