Saturday, February 9, 2019

Fisher Gets Award

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following statement.

Department of Public Safety Commissioner Marshall Fisher was honored for his contributions to increased law enforcement coordination in an awards ceremony at the United States Attorney’s Office in downtown Jackson Thursday.

U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst of the Southern District of Mississippi presented the 2018 George L. Phillips Award to Commissioner Fisher, making him the first recipient in 11 years, and one of four since 2006. The award recognizes individuals outside the U.S. Attorney’s Office who have contributed significantly to the increased coordination of law enforcement, substantially advanced the goals and mission of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and have exhibited genuine and consistent support of law enforcement, particularly the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Commissioner Fisher said he’s humbled to receive the award named after his longtime friend, former U.S. Attorney George Phillips.

“Just do the right thing,” he said. “That’s what George would always say: ‘Just do the right thing.’ Loyalty meant the world to him, and it means everything to me. To even have my name mentioned alongside his is a real honor.”

Commissioner Fisher served as the Agent in Charge of Drug Enforcement Administration operations in Mississippi for several years. After retiring from DEA, he served as Director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. He also served briefly as the state director for the Mississippi Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area and, in 2015, he was called upon again to serve his state as the Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. In January 2017, he was appointed Commissioner of DPS.

Former U.S. Attorney Phillips began his service as the youngest U.S. Attorney in the nation. He served under three Presidents and is credited with creating DOJ’s Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee. He was known nationally for many things as U.S. Attorney, but was best known for creating the DOJ’s Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee.

“Commissioner Fisher is most deserving of this award because throughout his career, he has coordinated joint operations involving DEA, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Mississippi Highway Patrol and numerous other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies,” U.S. Attorney Hurst said. “Commissioner Fisher is a longtime friend of this office.”


Anonymous said...

I thought Hurst knew what he was doing. Guess not. I bet Phil was pissed that he didn’t get it himself.

Exempt MHP So I Can Fire All Their Asses.. said...

How can he be the first in 11 years and one of four in the past 8? That makes even less sense than him getting an award.

The second bullshit claim is that Fisher was 'humbled'. Imagine that.

Anonymous said...

George Phillips was great for Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

So Fisher is a bonafide lapdog for the feds.

Anonymous said...

So since fisher started his career how much has drug use dropped. Should be wiped out by now since he has been around so long. All he has done for sure is wipe out the use on legal drugs. First with Zyrtec d type allergy meds and codine. As for Zyrtec I can drive to any surrounding state and buy it off the shelf. Or pay my doctor $100 plus the cost of the med to prescribe it. Codine is a joke. Just a way for lawyers to play jackpot justice. If people are truly addicted they will find a substitute such as herion which is much cheaper. However almost none has died from taking codine as prescribed and drinking or taking Xanax. Fisher can’t help it realty because he is just stupid but hurst should have know better.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love awards that government officials give to one another - so Fisher got an award for doing something he should have been doing all along - I'm very impressed! And I love what he said about loyalty, it speaks volumes about what's really important to him - loyalty first, mission second. This award is a joke - when he was running MBN, Fisher consistently refused to share critical officer safety information and refused to coordinate with other agencies because he and his lackies CLAIMED it would jeopardize undercover operations, when he was really wanting to take credit for everything. Once a fed...always a fed.

Anonymous said...

Hurst is Bryant’s boy. Fisher is Bryant’s boy. This is just the Bryant machine taking care of their own. They are positioning that ass clown Fisher for something big after Bryant leaves office. It better come with a big office so he and his big ego will fit

Anonymous said...

No 10:11, all that means is he's been the Governor's boy since his DEA days. He ran all his agencies by fear and intimidation since day one. His staff rarely respected his tactics..

Tin Hoot! said...

Fisher actually thinks of himself as a four-star general. He covets the stars all these comedic chiefs of police have on their shoulder-boards. Nobody has five, but that's Fisher's dream.


Anonymous said...

All of Fishers positions have been appointed by the Governor. Look at how many patrolman he's attempted to fire at MPH, based on because I can, and because I SAID SO, mentality. All have been reinstated.
Not impressed with this and that awards..
Blah blah blah..

Anonymous said...

I follow this blog from time to time, especially when one of my old friends is mentioned. At one time, Fisher was a pretty decent DEA Agent, but I guess the power went to his head, what a shame.

Anonymous said...

This is a government law enforcement award for those who play well with other agencies. Why Hurst made this move raises a lot of questions and makes me wonder if he really aware. Fisher gets the award for playing well with others but not doing his job effectively. This is like a chamber of commerce giving an award to one of its members.

Anonymous said...

@ 5:22-

Learn math.

Anonymous said...

Fisher is a joke. Cronies giving their cronie buddy’s awards.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Barney Fife, aka John Dowdy worked in the federal system for decades before joining Bryant's posse, so he probably had as much to do with this as Hurst.

They gotta strike back against all these recent moves in support of that pesky constitution!! Bunch of sissies and drug dealer types just don't understand.

Anonymous said...

I get an award for doing my job too; it's called a paycheck! It's not as big as some, but it's larger than others'.

Learning Math - One Step At A Time said...

"How can he be the first in 11 years and one of four in the past 8?"

If not confusing, it's certainly meaningless.

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