Phone calls were made, assignments were given, and the road trip began. Many Troopers started their trip to the annual retiree’s meeting around 5:00 a.m. The Troopers were granted the privilege of picking up a group of retirees to carry to Jackson. The Troopers I spoke to stated that the stories are non stop, interesting, and down right hilarious. Press “flicker” and view the retirees arriving in Jackson.
Once the retirees finished their “field training” duties and arrived in Jackson the fun began. They were reunited with partners,classmates, and long time friends. Billie Hughes, President of the Retired Troopers Association, had quite an agenda for the meeting. Governor Phil Bryant, Attorney General Jim Hood, Commissioner Santa Cruz, Colonel Berry, Lt. Colonel Holmes, PERS Senior Policy Advisor Robert Rhodes, and our very own MSTA President Jimmy Dale Thomas were the guest speakers.
George Harper was presented an award for the “Longest Retired Trooper”.