Congressman Steven Palazzo honors Lt. Michael Boutte in Washington

Congressman Steven Palazzo spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in D.C. to honor the life of fallen Hancock County Deputy Lt. Michael Boutte.

Palazzo described Boutte as a passionate servant, saying he will be greatly missed by many.

Following his remarks, Palazzo led the House in a moment of silence in honor of Boutte’s service to the state of Mississippi and America. “Madam Speaker, I rise today with a heavy heart. On February 1st, South Mississippi tragically lost Hancock County Sheriff Deputy Lieutenant Michael Boutte in the line of duty. Boutte made our community and his loved ones immensely proud. Our state and our nation owe him and his family a debt of gratitude for his service and sacrifice. Let us go forth and carry his memory and service in our hearts and prayers. ”

Lt. Boutte was honored with the Life Saving Medal and awarded the Officer of the Year award by the Waveland Community Unity Organization in 2018.

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