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City of Vicksburg recognizes the life of Doug Arp



BOMA Sep. 18 2023
Mayor Flaggs reads the resolution, honoring the life and accomplishments of Doug Arp. (VTV Screengrab)
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The City of Vicksburg recognized the lifelong dedication of Doug Robert Arp, retired Vicksburg Police Officer during the Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting on Monday.

The meeting began with a recognition of Arp’s service to the community by adpoting a resolution to honor him.

“Last week, we lost one of our heroes,” began Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. “A man [whose] brand was to fight crime and be the best police officer he could be.”

Reading the resolution, Mayor Flaggs spoke of Arp’s distinguished career in law enforcement and his accomplishments after his retirement. After reciting the document, a moment of silence was held in respect.

Douglas Robert Arp

Doug Arp

Following his retirement from the Vicksburg Police Department, Arp embarked on a fresh path of duty as a dispatcher for the Port Gibson Police Department. But his efforts extended beyond these positions. Arp, celebrated for his distinctive and successful approaches, often employed unconventional tactics to highlight crime prevention. His groundbreaking National Night Out initiatives received widespread acclaim, earning several national honors.

Arp’s latest endeavor was dedicated to making certain that the resting places of local officers, including those from Port Gibson who made the ultimate sacrifice, were rightly adorned with plaques signifying their valiant service. Significantly, Arp played a pivotal role in positioning the memorial stone for Deputy Jasper Luckett, a deputy who met a tragic end while executing a warrant.

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