Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Killed While Conducting Traffic Stop

Mississippi trooper John Harris, 44, was killed while conducting a traffic stop on highway 16. Harris worked for the Mississippi Highway Patrol for a little over three years and is described as “a passionate, dedicated public servant and an important member of the MHP family.”

Gov. Tate Reeves via Twitter had this to say in reference to Harris’ death: [His death is a] “stark reminder of how fragile life on earth can be and of the sacrifices made each and every day by his fellow MHP troopers and his brothers and sisters in law enforcement across Mississippi and around this great country. Elee and I pray for his wife, his young children, his mom and dad, and the rest of his extended family.”