Fish fry to celebrate Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson

Harrison County Board of Supervisors and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office came together at the Lyman Senior Center for a fish fry and cookout to recognize Sheriff Troy Peterson for 37 years of service.

Last year, Sheriff Peterson announced he would be retiring after his term is over. He took the position in 2016 and has accomplished many things including pay raises and accreditations.

Before he was sheriff, Peterson began as a corrections officer at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

The sheriff’s team cooked up hush puppies, burgers, shrimp, and fish for today’s celebration.  Sheriff Peterson said, “Since I have been a police officer for 30 years, giving back to the community is something that I do every day, but it is something that’s big in my heart.”

District 2 Supervisor Rebecca Powers said, “We just wanted to honor him. He has helped the seniors here so much, the whole community. You have the sheriff’s farm right next door so we really are a tight happy family.”

Sheriff Peterson was even surprised with a signed jersey from Ole Miss Head Football Coach Lane Kiffin.

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