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Chief Brody gets a special visit from his future staff



Standing: Yolanda Watson. Kneeling: Master Sgt. Stewart, Sgt. Smith, Brody Larry, and Master Sgt. Smith (photo by David Day)

Officers with the Vicksburg Police Department and the Mississippi Highway Patrol showed up on Harrison Street on Friday to pay a visit to ‘Super’ Brody Larry, self-proclaimed Police Chief and Fire Chief, with cruisers and a S.W.A.T. truck.

Master Sgt. Kervin Stewart, Brody and Master Sgt. Wayne Smith (photo by David Day)

Brody’s admiration for law enforcement and first responders is not unusual for kids his age.  When the good folks at VPD and MHP got wind of Brody’s prestigious new titles, they decided it was time they checked in with their new boss.

Master Sgt. Stewart, Master Sgt. Smith, Brody Larry, Yolanda Watson and Sgt. Dewayne Smith (photo by David Day)

Brody is fighting a very rare and aggressive form of brain cancer, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, and has been receiving treatment at St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Sgt. Dewayne Smith and Brody in the S.W.A.T. truck (photo by David Day)

Through it all, Brody is a bright and inquisitive young man with a sunny outlook and contagious smile.  Touring the S.W.A.T. truck and trying various equipment excited the boy, and there were smiles all around.

Chief Brody got right down to business (photo by David Day)

Vicksburg Daily News’ David Day was honored to be present for Brody’s special surprise:


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