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Jones County Sheriff, officials weigh in on recent violence in the country

Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge (Source: WLBT) Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge (Source: WLBT)
JONES COUNTY, MS (WLBT) -

Some officers and firefighters say they're saddened by the violence and hope the country can come together. 

"What we need to understand as a people is that when law enforcement is under attack, all of our people, all of society suffers,"  said Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge. "Without law enforcement, where would we be?"

"We've just got to come together as a nation and reunite and join together to stop this foolishness, this merciless taking of lives," added Dan McKenna, Jones County Coordinator. "It's just incredible."

Police officials say officers have also been targeted in Georgia, Missouri and Tennessee in the last few days. 

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