2006 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Senator(s) Gordon, Albritton, Browning, Dearing, Frazier, Jackson (11th), Jackson (32nd), King, Kirby, Little, Morgan, Posey, Walls, White, Wilemon

Senate Resolution 44


     WHEREAS, Master Sergeant Bobby G. Reed is retiring from the Mississippi Highway Patrol after 33 years of distinguished years on the force serving the citizens of the State of Mississippi; and

     WHEREAS, Sergeant Reed has been a Cadet Instructor at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy for the last seven trooper schools; and

     WHEREAS, Sergeant Reed has received 41 letters of commendation, and he is President of the Mississippi State Troopers Association; and

     WHEREAS, he has been a member of the Mississippi Highway Patrol Pistol Team since 1975.  During that time, he has won several National Four-Man Team Championships for shooting competitions.  He has been a five-time National and World Champion with the Practical Police Combat competitions; and

     WHEREAS, Sergeant Reed is a member of the prestigious Practical Police Combat "1490 Club" for excellence in shooting (1500 is a perfect score).  He received a "Distinguished Revolver and Automatic Handgun" badge from the National Rifle Association.  He received the Governor's Prestigious 20 Award in December of 1984, which features the top 20 law enforcement shooters throughout Mississippi.  Sergeant Reed received the Top Cop Award in 1993, a competition on physical agility skills and shooting competition, which almost put him in the hospital; and

     WHEREAS, he teaches self-defense classes to civic groups, churches, and most recently to members of the Mississippi State Legislature and the Mississippi Legislative Staff; and

     WHEREAS, he is the winner of two Bronze Medals at the 1991 World Police and Firemen Games (held every 4 years); winner of a Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal at the International Competition (Ecuador Presidents Match); and is a regular competitor in the Soldier of Fortune Three-Gun Match and a top-10 finisher; Bianchi Cup (action pistol shooting); Second Chance pistol match sponsored by Body Armor; and Steel Challenge International Pistol Field Championship (IPFC) pistol match; and

     WHEREAS, Sergeant Reed graduated from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy in December of 1973 and was assigned to Troop E in north Mississippi as a trooper at that time.  He received certificates in Basic Two-Way Radio operations, Fundamentals Course for Radiological Monitors, Emergency Vehicle Operation Course, and Doppler Radar Operation.  He graduated from the FBI Police Firearms Course, the NRA Police Firearms Course, the FBI Street Survival School, the Memphis Police Department SWAT School (prior to joining the Mississippi Highway Patrol), and the Tactical Explosive Entry School; and

     WHEREAS, Bobby G. Reed helped to establish the Mississippi Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters Katrina Relief Fund, which has raised a little more than $500,000.00 to provide financial assistance to those law enforcement and fire fighters along the Mississippi Gulf Coast who's homes were devastated by Hurricane Katrina; and

     WHEREAS, it is with great pride that we recognize the dedicated public service of this Mississippi law enforcement professional:

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend the distinguished public service of Master Sergeant Bobby G. Reed, Chief Instructor at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy, on the occasion of his retirement after 33 years of service, and extend to him and his family the best wishes of the Senate in their future successes.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented to Master Sergeant Reed, be forwarded to the Commissioner of Public Safety and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.