Local FBI agent honored with national award

A local FBI agent received dual awards for investigating human trafficking and civil rights cases.

Posted: Apr 22, 2019 8:29 PM
Updated: Apr 23, 2019 10:27 AM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - A local FBI agent received dual awards for investigating human trafficking and civil rights cases.

Special Agent Walter Henry was honored by leaders from the Department of Justice, FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office.

He received the FBI's National Civil Rights Program Award for his work on cases in Mississippi, which included the case that involved a noose placed around the statue of James Meredith at Ole Miss.

Henry also received an award for his dedication to investigating human trafficking cases and helping crime victims, their families and communities.

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