Monday, October 25, 2021

MHP Fallen Trooper’s Patrol Car Featured in 2022 Calendar

This year’s entry featured the late Trooper John Harris’ Dodge Charger photographed at scenic Red Bluff Canyon in Marion County. Photo provided by the MHP

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will appear in the 2022 America’s Best Looking Cruiser calendar.

Each year the American Association of State Troopers holds a nationwide competition to
determine which state has the best-looking cruisers. The top 13 cruisers were voted on by Facebook users from July 20 through Aug. 3.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol’s cruiser received 11,506 votes and placed 10th in the
competition. This year’s entry featured the late Trooper John Harris’ Dodge Charger photographed at scenic Red Bluff Canyon in Marion County.

On Friday, May 28, 2021, Trooper Harris was struck by a vehicle and fatally injured while conducting a traffic stop on Highway 16 in Madison County.

“We would like to thank all those that voted for the Mississippi Highway Patrol in the American Association of State Troopers’ Best Looking Cruiser Contest,” said Col. Randy Ginn. “This year’s entry honors the life of Trooper John Harris, a passionate and dedicated public servant and an important member of the Mississippi Highway Patrol family.”

“We are appreciative of the citizens of Mississippi for continually supporting law enforcement officers across the state,” said Commissioner Sean Tindell. “Our cruisers serve as a visual reminder that the Mississippi Highway Patrol is an elite group of law enforcement officers that are committed to serving and protecting the residents of our state.”

Calendars will be available for purchase in September on the American Association of State
Troopers’ website at www.statetroopers.org. All proceeds will be used to provide benefits and services to member troopers across the country.


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