Mike Hurst, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, announced his resignation Thursday.
“Serving as the Chief Federal Law Enforcement Officer for over half of our state has been the highest honor of my professional career,” Hurst wrote in a statement. “During my time as U.S. Attorney, I have tried to do everything within my power to make our neighborhoods safer, support our law enforcement, engage and empower our communities and citizens, protect victims, prevent and reduce crime, and uphold our constitutional rights. The secret to the success of this office is its people – hardworking, tenacious, and full of integrity, they are committed to seeing that justice is always done, every day. I wish them all the best in their continued service to our fellow man and to this noble work.”
Hurst’s resignation is effective Jan. 19. He plans to join a law firm in Jackson.