National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Tonight, law enforcement and residents from across the coast gathered to celebrate National Criminal Victim’s Rights Week.
Those who work to arrest and prosecute criminals, and those who attend to victims, were honored tonight.
The event is put on by Jackson County DA Tony Lawrence and the Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence.
For families like the Hicks, these events are important in the grieving process.
Tommy Hicks was shot to death in his trailer last August, but his case has not yet made it to court, and his family is left waiting.
“Tommy was murdered in his own house, and he didn’t deserve it. Tommy was taken from us way to soon, and I’m here and I will be here to support him since it’s said and done.”
Former Gulfport Police Chief Alan Weatherford was tonight’s key note speaker.
Weatherford’s daughter was killed by a drunk driver in 2011 while loading her young son into the car.

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