JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A longtime law enforcement officer has been chosen as the new deputy director of the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Malachi Sanders is being promoted from major to lieutenant colonel as he becomes second-in-command.
The announcement was made Tuesday by Col. Randy Ginn, the Highway Patrol director.
Sanders graduated from trooper school in 1993 and started his career in Clarke County.
He has been director of the patrol’s Special Operations Division since July 2016.