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Harrison County Sheriff's Department rolls out new look

Family members also took part in pinning the new badges on Harrison County Sheriff's Office employees. (Photo source: WLOX News) Family members also took part in pinning the new badges on Harrison County Sheriff's Office employees. (Photo source: WLOX News)
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

The Harrison County Sheriff's Department held a badge ceremony Wednesday afternoon to recognize the changing of the old badges.

Sheriff Larkin Smith brought the former "6-star" badge in from Pearl River County in 1984.

The new badge was paid for with drug forfeiture money. Former badges cost about $87 each, and the new ones cost about $56 each. 

"It's what I talked about when I ran for sheriff. It's what I wanted was change. This is a positive change for the sheriff's department and a positive change for the community. So it brings new life into the community. Some people don't realize it but something as simple as a badge changes everybody," Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said. 

Approximately 190 people at the department will be wearing the new, patented badges. 

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