Vicksburg police officer awarded Medal of Valor for saving a life

Published 3:57 pm Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr., left, presents Vicksburg police officer Brent Ferrell a certificate of recognition for saving a life as Police Chief Penny Jones looks on. Flaggs said Ferrell also received the Medal of Valor.

On a recent call, Ferrell managed to deescalate a vulnerable situation.

(Photo by John Surratt | The Vicksburg Post)

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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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