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Pascagoula PD's Steven Loris named Officer of the Year

Steven Loris of the Pascagoula Police Department was honored as the Coast-Wide Officer of the Year. Steven Loris of the Pascagoula Police Department was honored as the Coast-Wide Officer of the Year.
PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) -

Hundreds of law officers from across South Mississippi were honored for their hard work and dedication Tuesday morning. Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers hosted its third annual law enforcement appreciation breakfast at Oak Crest Mansion in Pass Christian.

The agency handed out awards for the top officers from George, Jackson, Harrison, Hancock and Stone counties. Stone County just recently joined the Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers organization.

The Coast-Wide Officer of the Year award went to Officer Steven Loris of the Pascagoula Police Department, who chased down a man who carjacked a vehicle with a three-year-old child inside.

Other winners included:

-Deputy Christopher Sullivan, George County Sheriff's Office

-Officer David Archer, Biloxi Police Department

-Detective Gary Hudgens, Bay St. Louis Police Department

-Chief Deputy Phyllis Olds, Stone County Sheriff's Office

-Supervisory Inspector Randy Brouillette, U.S. Marshals Service Southern District

-Officer Keith Carter, MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks

During the keynote address, Judge Dale Harkey spoke about the importance of law enforcement working with the people they protect to keep their communities safe.

"Never lose confidence in citizens," he told the crowd.

Remember, you can always give authorities an anonymous tip by calling 1-877-787-5898, or by texting CSTIP plus your message to 274637.

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