Vicksburg Police K-9 Officer Brad Lyons was named among the recipients of Central Mississippi CrimeStoppers “Top Cop” award for 2021.
The honor of Top Cop is awarded annually to law enforcement officers serving in departments in the CrimeStoppers Central Mississippi district, which extends from Grenada in the north to Crystal Springs in the south and from Meridian west to Vicksburg.
Lyons was nominated for the Top Cop award because of the dedication he demonstrates to both his department and to serving his community.
“Brad is a great, hard worker and very dependable,” Vicksburg Police Chief Milton Moore said.
Officer Lyons thanked Officer Sammie Pruitt and his fellow officers on “B” watch saying, “We function as a team and it’s because of their support that I am receiving this award.”
A native of Vicksburg, Lyons has served at the Vicksburg Police Department for three years and was recently certified as a K-9 handler. His K-9 partner, Cezar, is a highly-trained five-year-old American Shepherd that is certified in explosives detection, tracking and apprehension, and handler protection.