A Mississippi deputy died in a crash on the way to a call, reports the Clarion-Ledger.
Early Sunday morning, Quitman County Deputy Jimmy Clark was responding to a shooting call when he swerved to dodge two dogs in the road in the Falcon community on Mississippi 3, about eight miles north of Marks, fellow officers said.
Town C lerk Stephanie Armstead said Clark was known and loved by everyone in Crowder, MS, a town of between 700 and 800 people where he was the police chief before he left around two years ago to become a Quitman County deputy.
Clark was a husband and father, and he was the kind of good guy who made a mark on a small Mississippi town known for being a little strange about outsiders. "Jimmy’s folks are in Wyoming and Virginia, but he fit in real good. Crowder is a little different place, if you’re not from there, they don’t take you in too good for a while, but everyone liked Jimmy," said Quitman County Deputy Tommy Bryant.
The thing about Clark, his friends said, was he was always willing to come to their aid, no matter who they worked for or whether he was on duty or off. He is survived by his wife and children.