Vicksburg Police mourn the loss of Lt. Beverly Prentiss

Published 1:00 pm Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Vicksburg Police Department in a release Wednesday announced the death of Lt. Beverly Prentiss, a long-time member of the department.

Prentiss was found dead in her home Wednesday, reportedly from natural causes.

“Lt. Prentiss was known as a caring and committed law enforcement professional who had a deep, genuine concern for the community she served,” the department said in the release.

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletter

Receive daily headlines and obituaries

Prentiss began her career with the Vicksburg Police Department as a dispatcher in 1981 and transitioned to patrolman the following year. She retired in 2016 as a lieutenant in domestic violence investigations.

She returned to the department in November 2018, where she worked as a part-time officer and court bailiff.

During her career, she served in the patrol, juvenile and criminal investigation divisions.