Veteran officer retires
By JASLYN SNOW
The Yazoo Herald
Last Friday, the courtroom at the Yazoo City Police Department was filled with people but not for its normal hearings. Instead, friends and coworkers gathered together in celebration of Larry Davis’ retirement after devoting over two decades to the police department and the city of Yazoo.
Davis, who is a 1984 graduate of Sharkey Issaquena Academy, decided to jump head first into the work field after completing only a year at Holmes Community College. In 1988, he started his law enforcement career when he began working for the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman. It was then that Davis discovered his love for law enforcement.
“It was exciting,” Davis said.
But commuting from Yazoo City to Parchman soon became a hassle, and he decided to look for something closer to home.
Doyle Jones, who was chief at the time, allowed Davis the opportunity to keep doing what he loved while being closer to home. On April 6, 1989, Jones hired Davis and the rest was history.
“In the beginning I wasn’t intimidated,” Davis said, “But as years passed and things started to get discouraging, I just remembered there is always a light at the end of the tunnel when arrests are made and people are helped.”
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