Honoring fallen officers in Jackson County
Jackson County law enforcement spent the afternoon honoring several fallen officers. Several remembrance ceremonies took place near grave sites at the Serene Memorial Gardens in Moss Point.
Pascagoula Police Officer Terry Michael Byrd was one of the individuals honored this year. Byrd died in a motorcycle crash in Pascagoula at the age of 26.
Byrd’s family tells News 25, although it’s been ten years since his death, they’re thankful for all of the love and support they continue to receive each year. Mike Byrd Sr. said, “It’s not normal to lose your children, but we know where Michael is. With his faith he had and the love he had for the Lord, we know where he’s at. We’re thankful for that. We’re thankful for these officers that come out and show their respect.”
A memorial wreath was placed at the grave of Byrd, as well as several fallen officers with Jackson County law enforcement.