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Happy Memorial Day


TCSO would like to remind everyone to stay safe and be responsible as we approach Memorial Day weekend. During this time of remembrance, it is important that we celebrate in a way that ensures the safety of our community.

If you plan on traveling during the holiday weekend, always follow traffic laws, never drive under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and be mindful of your surroundings.

Please keep in mind that as outdoor activities increase, possible driving distractions also increase. Distracted driving could be taking your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, or your mind off driving.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has the following tips for distracted driving:

  • Do not multitask while driving (adjusting mirrors, selecting music, eating, making a phone call, or reading a text or email) - do it before or after your trip, not during.
  • Get plenty of rest before getting behind the wheel and stop for frequent breaks to stretch, eat, etc.
  • If you are a passenger in a car with a distracted driver, speak up and ask the driver to focus on driving.
  • If you have a teen or young adult on the road, ensure they are familiar with the rules and responsibilities involved in driving.
  • Reduce distractions for the driver by assisting with navigation or other tasks.

For more information on distracted driving, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Travel safely and enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!

This Memorial Day, we remember and honor one of Tunica's own that gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting our freedom. A young man from Tunica, Kenny Hill, a Marine, was killed in action in Viet Nam August 27, 1968 at the age of 20. His name is inscribed on "The Wall" in Washington, and his name adorns a street sign in Tunica.
It is good to be remembered by name on The Wall and by the street which bears his name, but we can assure you that to his family and to his friends in Tunica, he was, and is, 'more than a name on a wall'. There are so many more just like him who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice over the years to the present day for the cause of freedom from tyrants.
Thank you to him and all of the other brave men and women that gave their lives to protect our country.
Tunica County Sheriff's Office also honors another one of Tunica's own that gave his life to protect our nation.
William Brandon Dawson born August 18, 1990 is an American Soldier and War Hero. Upon graduating from Rosa Fort High School in Tunica, MS. in 2009, William enlisted in the United States Army. After the completion of his Basic Military Training he was transfered from Ft. Leonard Wood MO, to Anchorage, AL. He was later deployed to Kubal, Afghanistan were he served his country honorably from 3 months before being killed in action (KIA) by a 100 lb Improvised Explosive Device (IED) burried underneath the road. We thank him for his sacrifice.



Sheriff K.C. Hamp, Sr.


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