Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri retires from Picayune Police Department

Retiring Picayune Police Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri was honored yesterday (Thursday) with a luncheon thanking him for his 28 total years of service to the City of Picayune.

Magri was highly respected by those who know him because he genuinely cared about people around him at work and in his personal time.

A gift from his co-workers

The Mag, as he is known by many, was dealt a tough hand losing his father when Magri was just 13 years old. His mother, Vicki, who recently passed away, instilled in Magri the will to overcome no matter what the hand you are dealt and that was evident in Magri as he never came into a situation that he couldn’t handle.

Magri worked his way up through the ranks, not by looking out for himself, but by his fortitude and concern for all around him including both his co-workers and the citizens he served.

Outside of his work, The Mag is proud of his association with the Pearl River and is proud to be one of the original “River Ratz”.

On a personal note, we are all happy for Jeremy and it is our hope that The Mag will enjoy many years of peace with a plethora of safe boat rides on the Pearl River. We have just one request for you Mag: please wear your life jacket when you navigate your rocket ship (a.k.a flat boat) from Walkiah Bluff to Pools Bluff and beyond.

We all look forward to our next river excursion and personally I will bring a blind fold because it makes it easier to endure at the speeds you travel when all I have to do is hold on instead of cringing around every bend and twist on the river.

The Mag knows his way around a grill or smoker, a guitar, and he can fix about anything a wrench or pliers can touch and The Mag will help a friend at the drop of a hat.

We wish the Mag many splendid bar-b-ques, cigars, and an “occasional Nattie Light” when he feels the urge because you’ve earned it time and time again over the past 28 years.

From all of us at WRJW and Pearl River Communications, Inc., we say thank you Mag for your service, your friendship, and most of all for your time and commitment to protecting the citizens of the City of Picayune.

Below, Chief of Police Bryan Dawsey comments on his association and friendship with Magri.

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