Mississippi police officer killed in line of duty

Capt. John Haddock
Capt. John Haddock

(AP) - Authorities say a Grenada police officer was killed the line of duty Friday while putting out spike strips to stop a car that was fleeing from police.

Grenada Mayor Billy Collins says Capt. John Haddock, who is his 50s, died at the scene on Mississippi Highway 8 near the intersection of Interstate 55.

Collins says the vehicle wrecked after hitting the spike strip. Two people in that car were airlifted to hospitals, one in critical condition.

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