Hurst sworn in as U.S. attorney

JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) – Mike Hurst took the oath of office Wednesday as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi. The oath was administered by U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan in Jackson.

Hurst, a Hickory native, was nominated by President Donald J. Trump in June and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate Oct. 3, 2017.

“I am honored and humbled by this opportunity to return to the U.S. Attorney’s Office to do the work of justice and serve the people of Mississippi. We have some of the hardest working, most caring people in this office, and I look forward to partnering with our state and
local law enforcement to make sure people are protected, victims are served, and our communities are safer,” said Hurst.