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Fallen law enforcement officers to be honored at vigil

(Photo Courtesy: Office of the Attorney General State of Mississippi website) (Photo Courtesy: Office of the Attorney General State of Mississippi website)
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Attorney General Jim Hood joins the Mississippi Chiefs of Police in hosting the fourth annual "Mississippi Fallen Law Enforcement Officer's Candlelight Vigil".  

According the AG Office, the event will be held Tuesday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the Statewide Fallen Officers Memorial between the Sillers and Gartin Justice buildings off High Street in downtown Jackson.

"Mississippi lost too many heroes in the line of duty last year," said Attorney General Hood.  "We will especially honor each one of their sacrifices, along with that of the other 221 officers on our memorial." 

The AG's Office sent us a list of Mississippi's most recent fallen officers:

RANDY JUNIOR BOYKIN                                 03/19/2013            Chief of Police        Enterprise Police Department.

ERIC TYRONE SMITH SR                                04/04/2013            Detective                 Jackson Police Department

BRUCE DANIEL JACOB                                  07/20/2013            Police Officer          Jackson Police Department

KEITH ALAN CRENSHAW                                10/23/2013            Corporal                  Eupora Police Department

CLINTON HUGH FRAZIER                                12/18/2013            Corporal                  Union County Sheriff's Office

KEVIN GALE STAUFFER JR                            12/23/2013            Sergeant                 Tupelo Police Department

"We are grateful that we have had no line of duty deaths in 2014," said Ken Winter, Executive Director of the Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police.  "We hope we never have to engrave another name on this memorial wall."

We are told the keynote speaker for the event will be Governor Phil Bryant. 

Members of the public, along with family  and friends of any Mississippi law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty, are invited to join officers from the Mississippi Chiefs of Police Association, the Mississippi Sheriffs Association, the Mississippi  Highway Patrol, the Mississippi Wildlife and Fisheries Department, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and the Mississippi Attorney General's Office at the event.

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