Lee Shelbourn's Last Day

By: Nick Adam Email
By: Nick Adam Email

The search for the next police chief in Meridian is officially on as Chief Lee Shelbourn said goodbye Friday.

Shelbourn announced his retirement about a month ago, and Friday was his final day on the job.

He worked as Chief for three years in Meridian, but his career in law enforcement spans decades.

He says he leaves his job with no regrets.

"The only thing I want is for people to say it's a better place because he was here," says Shelbourn, "I just want to know that I did everything I could possibly do to make a difference."

No word yet on who will replace Shelbourn as Chief.


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  • by Bill Location: Meridian on Jul 8, 2012 at 12:23 PM
    Hey Anonymous, you say the community dont trust the Police b/c they write to many tickets...The people have to step up and take back their community from these little punks. That's what it's gone take,the police can only do so much. I agree with Wilson
  • by bill Location: Meridian on Jul 4, 2012 at 03:59 PM
    Hey Anonymous, What have you done for Meridian?
  • by Anonymous on Jul 2, 2012 at 12:58 PM
    It's about time he take his sorry butt back to his hometown THANK YOU GOD!!!! He didn't do nothing for the city of meridian. NOTHING!!
  • by Ed Location: Lauderdale on Jul 1, 2012 at 02:16 PM
    Hey anonymous. Go back to school and learn how to speak. Your comment is about as educated as you are. You have auto correct on your phone. Use it.
  • by Seriously on Jul 1, 2012 at 05:54 AM
    Hey annonymous, check your facts before spouting off.
  • by Ralph on Jun 30, 2012 at 08:11 PM
    You did a great job, as good a job as some would let you. No wonder you are leaving. Your wife and family will be happy to have you home. Enjoy your new life.
  • by wilson Location: town on Jun 30, 2012 at 10:52 AM
    First of all, I would like to thank Chief Shelbourn for his dedicated service and a job well done over the years. Secondly, the police can only be as effective as the community that it serves because the vast majority of crimes as solved by COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT. The "all-knowing", "all-seeing", and "all-hearing" members of the community are not law officers, but the citizens who take an interest and report crimes. Then law officers can effectively and efficiently conduct criminal investigations and solve crimes. If you know about about crime, report it. Crime Stoppers: 601-485-1860; Drug Task Force: 601-485-1852; State Narcotics: 800-844-6272 or 601-371-3600; FBI 601-948-5000; MBI 601-483-3488
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      by Anonymous on Jul 1, 2012 at 08:42 PM in reply to wilson
      The community will help if they trust the police. In Meridian, they don't and rightly so. Meridian cops are too interested in writing tickets. Meridian is too interested in fines as revenue. With that attitude the people won't care to help.
  • by godwin,r on Jun 30, 2012 at 01:37 AM
    bout time
  • by Anonymous on Jun 30, 2012 at 12:44 AM
    wheres benny dubose
  • by Ryan on Jun 29, 2012 at 11:12 PM
    Thank you so much for you service Chief. Plan for nothing and enjoy your retirement!!
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