Biloxi officers honored for quick action after bank robbery

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - On the morning of July 3rd, a bank robbery and high-speed chase came to a peaceful end with neither injuries, nor a single shot fired.

Thursday evening, the Biloxi Police officers who brought in the robbery suspects were recognized for their extraordinary work.

"I just want to thank you so much," said Misty Russell, the store manager of Wells Fargo Bank on Courthouse Road.

She started the recognition portion for the Biloxi Police officers.

"This is the second armed robbery I've been through," said Russell to a crowded room. "The first one, it took them eight months to catch the gentlemen. This one, it took 20 minutes."

"Sergeant Tim McCade," announced Biloxi PIO Sergeant Jackie Rhodes.

One by one, all 12 Biloxi police offers who helped capture the four suspects were honored for their dedication to duty.

That dedication was evident the day Wells Fargo on courthouse road was robbed. Four men led police on a high-speed chase through three jurisdictions. It ended safely, thanks to these men.

"Sergeant John Campbell," announced Sergeant Rhodes.

"I'm not in it for the awards," said Sergeant John Campbell. "It's just the self satisfaction, knowing that we caught the bad guys. They're going to jail and that's pretty much all the thanks I need."

"Sergeant Michael Brumley," announced Sergeant Rhodes, making his way down the list.

"For me, it's an honor to be in this profession," said Sergeant Michael Brumley. "Because we did make a safe arrest of all the suspects that day. I hope that it inspires confidence in the citizens to know that professionals are looking out for their well-being."

Thanks to the brave men, a sense of security was not lost.

"It allowed my tellers and my staff to sleep that night and I had to tell them, 'Thank you.' Because I know so many times they don't get the thanks they deserve," said Russell.

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