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MS police officer killed on duty

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(WMC-TV) - One Mississippi police officer has been killed while removing debris from I- 55.

"It's always tough to lose anyone, not just the death of an officer but even an injury. We knew and we know this job is very dangerous. We knew when we signed on for it but you sort of defer it" Chief Lindsey Horton stated.

According to Jackson police, the officer was called to I - 55 South to remove a grill from the roadway when a car either hit him or his cruiser killing him.

Police have not yet released the name of the fallen officer; however, we do know the fallen officer was a five-year veteran of the force.

No charges have yet been filed and the driver has been taken to the hospital.

This is the second officer killed in the line of duty in just three months.

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