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Fallen officers remembered in Long Beach


LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) - South Mississippi took time to remember two of its fallen heroes Thursday.

The Long Beach Police Department held a memorial service to honor Detective James Northcut and Detective Steve Morgan. The officers were shot to death 12 years ago after answering a domestic dispute call.

Morgan's son was just 15 when he father was murdered. Jacob Morgan said his family appreciates all the community support.

"He died doing what he loved to do and that was protect and serve the community," Morgan said. "So it means a lot to my family knowing that even after all these years, the police department and the community still come out and have a moment of silence and observe what he did and what he loved to do."

The ceremony also included prayers and the playing of Amazing Grace.

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