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11 FALLEN OFFICERS FOUND IN MS


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Tommy Bourne


EOW: 02/21/1997

Deputy Sheriff Tommy Bourne and his colleague, Deputy Sheriff J.P. Rutland, were shot and killed when their male prisoner managed to retrieve a con...

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Joe Cosby


EOW: 09/30/1988

Deputy Joseph Cosby was killed in the line of duty while transporting a prisoner who was sentenced to life without parole. The prisoner managed to...

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Argentra Cotton


EOW: 07/18/1989

Correctional Officer Argentra Cotton was stabbed in the chest and killed by an inmate.

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Robert Goodwin


EOW: 04/06/2004

Deputy Sheriff Robert Goodwin was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while supervising an inmate road crew. Deputy Sheriff Goodwin had served a...

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Casey Harmon


EOW: 03/02/1998

Juvenile Detention Officer Casey Harmon was killed by a juvenile ward who, as he was being released to his father, pulled out a concealed weapon an...

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Sidney Harrison


EOW: 05/18/1995

Correctional Officer Harrison died from injuries sustained in an accident in the state vehicle in which he was riding. Officer Harrison was on his ...

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Arthur Liles


EOW: 02/13/1999

Correctional Officer Arthur Liles sustained a serious leg injury while participating in a K-9 Unit simulated escape exercise at night. The injury p...

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Anthony Lucas


EOW: 02/04/2005

Probation and Parole Officer Anthony Lucas also served as the part time Police Chief of French Camp, Mississippi. Officer Lucas had joined other C...

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John O. Lynch


EOW: 09/11/1919

Guard John Lynch succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained almost three weeks earlier during an escape attempt from the Hinds County Prison Farm. Fo...

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James P. Rutland


EOW: 02/21/1997

Deputy Sheriff J. P. Rutland and his colleague, Deputy Sheriff Tommy Bourne, were shot and killed when their male prisoner managed to retrieve a co...

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Iris Smith


EOW: 05/25/2015

Sergeant Iris Smith was providing an armed escort for an ambulance that was en route to the hospital with an inmate. Sergeant Smith was traveling ...

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