HomeLocal News Mayor Errick D. Simmons Stands in Solidarity with City and County Law Enforcement and Fire Department to End Gun Violence Mayor Errick D. Simmons Stands in Solidarity with City and County Law Enforcement and Fire Department to End Gun ViolenceMon, June 26, 2023 by Andranita WilliamsSHARE NOW GREENVILLE, MS – Mayor Errick D. Simmons has joined forces with City and County Law Enforcement and the Fire Department in an unwavering stand against gun violence. Mayor Simmons delivered a powerful message, stressing the importance of reducing senseless murders within the community by putting firearms down. The mayor’s proactive approach includes designating June as Gun Violence Awareness Month and illuminating City Hall in orange to spread awareness. The citizens of Greenville are urged to remain committed to combating gun violence throughout the year.According to recent statistics, an average of 43,375 lives are lost to gun-related incidents each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released data confirming that firearms are the leading cause of death among youth and teenagers. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, Mayor Simmons believes it is the responsibility of the city of Greenville to offer solutions and support to save lives.