The Vicksburg Daily News has confirmed that Deputy Chief Bobby Stewart is resigning. Here is the letter he sent to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen:
On yesterday, June 18, 2021, I notified the Board of Mayor and Alderman and Chief Milton Moore that I will be retiring a from my position as Deputy Chief of Police effective June 30, 2021. I would like to thank the Board for the opportunity to serve as Deputy Chief of Police for the past eight years.
After a period of consideration and prayer, I believe now is the time to retire. After 34 years of dedication to helping the community, I am ready to transition into a new role in a different environment. It has been a pleasure and honor to serve the City of Vicksburg and the citizens of Vicksburg.
Working alongside my colleagues in law enforcement for the past 31 years has been some the best experiences in my life. As a valued member of the Vicksburg Police Department, I have served the citizens of Vicksburg in Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, K-9 divisions and as a member of Administration. I have also served numerous City leaders and witnessed firsthand decisions that have positively and negatively affected the direction of the City of Vicksburg.
It has been my great honor serving and protecting the community that I love and call home. I am certain that the Vicksburg Police Department will continue to work towards the betterment.
As I retire it has been a privilege to work long side of each member of the Vicksburg Police Department past and present.. I wish everyone at the Vicksburg Police Department the best.
Please join us in congratulating Bobby on his many years in service to our community.