Walk Against Crime to step off Saturday

Published 9:13 am Friday, May 5, 2017

Residents interested in standing up against crime, crime victims and families of crime victims are invited to participate in the eighth annual Walk Against Crime/Stop the Violence sponsored by the Vicksburg Police Department.

Participants will meet at Vicksburg City Hall and walk from there to the Warren County Courthouse

“Mayor (George) Flaggs will speak and (Police) Chief (Walter) Armstrong will speak and then we’ll have a prayer before walking to the courthouse,” said Danielle Williams, crime prevention specialist for the police department.

She said the route will go from the City Hall steps on Walnut Street, east on Crawford Street and then North on Cherry Street to the courthouse.

“At the courthouse, Sheriff (Martin) Pace will speak and then (District Attorney) Ricky Smith will speak,” she said. “After they speak, we’ll open things up to let crime victims and the families of victims speak; anyone who has been the victim of a crime may speak.”

There is no fee to participate in the Walk Against Crime, and no registration is required.

For more information, call Williams at 601-218-1766 or 601-801-5361, or crime prevention specialist Kimberly Turner at 601-218-0780, or 601-801-5360.

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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