Brandon first responders learn to spot signs of human trafficking

BRANDON, Miss. —
Brandon firefighters and first responders underwent specialized training this week to spot the signs of human trafficking.

“It made me sick to think (that) an adult could do this to a child,” said Lori Farrar, with the city’s event services. “It is unthinkable, and to know that they are doing this in our state and our country? To do that, you just can’t imagine.”

Most of those taking the course Wednesday were unaware of how big the human trafficking business is in Mississippi. Class instructor Jody Dyess said that sex trafficking numbers pick up around big events like the Super Bowl, all-star games, NASCAR races, and in Mississippi, for big golf tournaments.

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