The 2013 Larry Lindsey Award Winner is Jones County E-911.

The Larry Lindsey Award is an annual award given to a dispatcher and dispatcher teams that went above and beyond in the line of duty. This years winners were acknowledge for the outstanding team work and overall contribution to the field of Public Safety.  Jones County E-911 dispatchers started the day at the 911 center then things changed in a instance. They were working a homicide that turned into a hostage stand off . The standoff lasted 14 hours. The dispatchers refused to leave there post due to the situation that resulted to an officer being shot. Congratulations to the dispatchers at Jones County E-911 for the excellence you have shown to the field of Public Safety Communications.

Jones County Dispatchers were recently honored in Tupelo for their outstanding service during a hostage situation here last year. Shown are, from left, day shift, Shannon Alday, Amanda Lofton, Ashlee Knight, and T. J. Boyd; EOC Communications Manager Barbara Windham; and night shift, Jessica Hatten, Susan Williams, Romona Dungan, and Kina Washington.

Listed in these photos is the sister Angela Barrett, of the late Larry Lindsey and his niece Lindsey Humber.  Lindsey still carries his membership card in her wallet. The card is over 20 years old. What an honor it was for everyone at the conference to have them attend in the memory of the man that established and created the APCO-MS Chapter.