GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Eight fallen officers were remembered Friday morning during a solemn ceremony at the Gulfport Police Department.
Officers, guests and Mayor Billy Hewes remembered Walter Richardson, Charles Dickey, Woodrow Scarborough, Joe Spiers, Jacob Wolff, Clifton Tillman, Buford Dedeaux and Robert Curry.
A memorial wreath was presented and the Gulfport Honor Guard played taps and rendered a rifle salute to honor these fallen heroes. The Gulfport High School choir raised their voices for a special performance during the ceremony.
Hewes and Dorothy Gibson, mother of fallen officer Robert Curry, spoke to the small crowd gathered for the ceremony.
Jonathan Brannan covered the somber event and will have more on the story later today on WLOX News Now and WLOX.com.