Law enforcement and families honored in Pascagoula

For Jackson County deputy Matthew Hoggat, getting to know the community is the best thing about the event.

“It’s become a situation where now, we’re not up here hanging out with strangers any more. It’s like we’re a family reunion of sorts, and that is beautiful,” said Hoggat.

The guest speaker was Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who warned about Mississippi’s new law that doubles the punishment for anyone who intentionally harms law enforcement.