Deputy R.W. Comans was awarded the Top Cop Award for the Warren County Sheriff's Office from the Mississippi Center for Police and Sheriffs and Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers Thursday during their Police and Memorial Day ceremony in Jackson. (Justin Sellers/The Vicksburg Post)
Deputy R.W. Comans was awarded the Top Cop Award for the Warren County Sheriff's Office from the Mississippi Center for Police and Sheriffs and Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers Thursday during their Police and Memorial Day ceremony in Jackson. (Justin Sellers/The Vicksburg Post)

Deputy recognized for being cool under fire

Published 12:30am Saturday, May 17, 2014

When Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy and Vicksburg native R.W. Comans received the news that he was being recognized as Warren County’s lone Top Cop, he was taken off guard by his boss’ stamp of approval.
“I was really shocked,” said Comans. “I think that there are a lot of other deputies who are more qualified and better at this job than I am. It’s an honor and a privilege to be recognized by Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace.”
Comans was one of 41 deputies who work for state, county, city and federal agencies in Mississippi who were nominated for their exemplary service and representation of what good law enforcement consist of at the Police Memorial and Appreciation Day in Jackson on Thursday. The Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers and The Hundred Club of Jackson put on the awards program.
The awards ceremony recently went from recognizing officers in the Jackson area to giving credit to officers in other parts of central Mississippi.
Just prior to becoming a deputy, Comans served one year in Afghanistan in the U.S. Army. During his time in the military, he served two active duty tours.

The Top Cop Award given to Deputy R.W. Comans.
The Top Cop Award given to Deputy R.W. Comans.

The two-year deputy, who is expecting the arrival of his first child Monday, was pleased with the recognition he had received. He said that the officers deserve to be honored for their hard work.
“I think that this is very important because we put our lives on the line whenever we are on duty. A lot of people don’t understand what we go through on a daily basis. I believe that it is necessary to recognize officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice to serve and protect the community.”
Pace said that Comans’ calm demeanor while on duty is what prompted him to submit his name for the award.
“He’s really cool on the job. He shows the professionalism that you would normally see in a veteran officer with many years of service. He demonstrates what a good law enforcement officer is all about,” said Pace.
Pace was glad to see the officers get accolades from their fellow officers from across the state.
“I think this is good because there are plenty of officers who need to be recognized for the work they do outside of their department. The emcee of the event was able to read several paragraphs to explain why that particular officer was selected. So they were able to receive some well deserved credit from their peers from different agencies.”

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