Master Sgt. Jimmie Thomas, center, of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, is flanked by state officials, county sheriffs, and over 100 uniformed state troopers as he urges lawmakers to fund a state... more 
Master Sgt. Jimmie Thomas, center, of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, is flanked by state officials, county sheriffs, and over 100 uniformed state troopers as he urges lawmakers to fund a state trooper school to boost the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol's depleted ranks at the state Capitol, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/The Clarion-Ledger, Joe Ellis) NO SALES. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By The Clarion-Ledger, Joe Ellis
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 3:09 PM EST