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Media Advisory: Fletcher to be Honored at Hattiesburg Memorial Day Ceremony PDF Print E-mail
Friday, May 22, 2009
Contact David Tisdale, 601.266.4499, 601.554.6577   
TO: News editors, directors 

 Col. Tyler Fletcher, founder of The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Administration of Justice, to be honored in Hattiesburg by Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant for his contributions to the field of criminal justice during Hattiesburg’s annual Memorial Day program.

WHERE: Veteran’s Memorial Park, downtown Hattiesburg

WHEN: Monday, May 25, 10 a.m.

SPECIFICS: Col. Fletcher, who joined the Southern Miss faculty in 1971 after serving as chief of security and investigation with the U.S. Army, was charged with developing an academic program at the university for law enforcement officers. In 1973, he founded what was then the Department of Criminal Justice, serving as its chair for three decades. Graduates of the program serve with a variety of local, state, regional and national law enforcement organizations across the country, as well as with private companies and in the legal profession.

MEDIA CONTACT: David Tisdale, Southern Miss Marketing and Public Relations, 601.266.4499 or 601.554.6577. ####


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