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Deputy Donald William Durr Memorial Highway Dedicated in Lincoln County

HATTIESBURG, MISS. – On Tuesday, July 30, a section of U.S. Highway 51 in Lincoln County was designated as “Deputy Donald William Durr Memorial Highway” in honor of the sacrifice made by Deputy Durr, who was killed on May 27, 2017 in the line of duty.

“When men and women of law enforcement put on their uniforms and head out the door each morning they never know what each day will bring, but they know their job is to ensure their community is safe,” said Commissioner Tom King, Southern Transportation District.

The memorial highway will start at the intersection of U.S. Highway 51 and Lee Drive in Lincoln County stretching north to Cold Springs Lane.

The dedication was held at the Moak’s Creek Baptist Church. King was joined in honoring Deputy Durr by Rep. Becky Currie and Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing.

“We recognize Deputy Durr’s sacrifice with this memorial highway dedication to remind every person that drives down U.S Highway 51 that Deputy Durr put the safety and wellbeing of his community before his own,” said King.

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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.

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