A ‘Socially Distant’ Memorial Day Weekend

Over the long Memorial Day Weekend, thousands of people flocked to the beach and water to enjoy a little time in the sun.

The Gulfport Police Department tells News 25 they had a busy weekend, but there were no additional issues when it came to getting people to practice social distancing.

It wasn’t only the beaches that had a lot of people, police say the roads were extra busy this weekend as well.

Keeping everyone on the sand, the land, and the water safe took a team effort from departments and agencies across the Coast, but teamwork is what police said made everything go smoothly. Gulfport Police Detective Jason Ducre said, “We actually saw a lot of people just policing themselves and having a good time. It was crowded on the beach. We were on the water this weekend and there were a lot of people on the water with a lot of boats out. People just practicing social distancing, just having a good time.”

The Gulfport Police Department wants to remind everyone we are still dealing with a pandemic and asks that you continue to practice social distancing.

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