Monsour honored by law enforcement group

Published 12:46 pm Monday, July 25, 2016

State Rep. Alex Monsour, R-Vicksburg, has been named Legislator of the Year for the state House by the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Association.

Monsour was selected by the association for his efforts in supporting public safety initiatives in the Legislature. It was presented during the association’s annual conference in D’Iberville.

According to a press release from the association, Monsour, a member of the House Judiciary B Committee, which addresses criminal justice and law enforcement issues, “Always listens to the concerns of law enforcement and supports their position on important issues regarding public safety.”

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The organization also mentioned his support for legislation broadening the death benefit coverage for families of officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.

“I’m very grateful to receive the award,” Monsour said. “I have always been a supporter of law enforcement and have worked to support bills that help our officers. I will continue to support and introduce bills that will help provide our law enforcement officers with the equipment they need to serve the public and protect their pay and benefits.”

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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