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Suspect Captured in Murder of MS Officer

Atkinson was brought back to Biloxi Police headquarters by Gulfport Police. As he was taken out of the back of a patrol car by two officers, Atkinson smiled broadly.

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Murdered Mississippi Officer Was Due to Retire

The Biloxi Police Department have identified the officer murdered outside its police headquarters building as Officer Robert McKeithen, a 24-year veteran of the department.

MS Officer Murdered Outside Station, Suspect at Large

The officer was shot multiple times in the 10 p.m. attack in the parking lot of Biloxi's Lopez Quave Public Safety Center on Porter Avenue. The suspect fled.

Mississippi Deputy Shot, Saved by Body Armor

The sheriff said Deputy Tatum played dead but that Vaught walked up to him and shot him several more times in the chest area. Dickerson estimated Tatum was shot three to eight times total with wounds in the chest area, an arm and a leg.

NRA National Police Shooting Championships Return To Mississippi This September

The Mississippi Highway Patrol/Mississippi Department of Public Safety and the National Rifle Association have announced that it will host the 2019 NRA National Police Shooting Championships at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy in Pearl, MS, September 23-25, 2019.

Tire Thieves Target Police Vehicles in Mississippi

For the second time in as many weeks, tire thieves in Jackson, Mississippi, have targeted police vehicles, stealing 12 tires from parked squad cars at an area museum.

Mississippi Fire, Police Meet for Annual Charity Basketball Game

Police officers and firefighters from Meridian, MS met for the 4th annual "Hoops for Jesus Battle of the Badges" basketball game Thursday, with the police department evening the series at 2-2 with a 39 to 26 win over the fire department.

Mississippi Agency to Give Vouchers, Not Citations for Minor Traffic Violations

The Oxford (MS) Police Department has launched what it calls the "We Care Program" in which officers who stop a vehicle for a broken tail- or head-light will have the option of issuing a voucher of up to $25 to cover the repair—instead of writing a citation for the violation.

Mississippi Governor: Trooper Shortage Reaching Critical Level

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant said on Friday that his state is nearing the point where declaring a disaster may be considered in order to ensure that there are enough troopers on the road to save the lives of individuals involved in traffic collisions on the freeways.

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Body Camera Reportedly Captured Murder of Mississippi Officers

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Agent Luke Harrington testified in a preliminary hearing for 26-year-old Marquis Flowers, who is charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of Brookhaven Cpl. Zach Moak and Patrolman James White on Sept. 29.