Funeral arrangements set for Clinton Officer Johnny Figures

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Veteran Clinton Police Department officer Johnny Figures passed suddenly at his home, Friday, January 17th.

Officer Figures’ patrol car, stationary in memoriam, in front of police headquarters. (Image courtesy of the Clinton Police Department)

Office Figures joined the Clinton Police Department in January 2010 and will be greatly missed by the department, fellow officers, and citizens that he dedicated his life to serving.

Visitation will take place on Friday, January 24th, from 1 P.M. to 7 P.M. at Jackson Memorial Funeral Home, 1000 West Woodrow Wilson Drive, Jackson, MS.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 25th, at 11 A.M. at Morrison Heights Baptist Church, 3000 Hampstead Blvd in Clinton.

Recent flooding exacerbates family’s loss

In addition to the passing of Officer Figures, the Figures south Jackson home was inundated with water due to flooding of a nearby creek on Wednesday, January 15. While funeral expenses are covered, the family has incurred additional expenses related to temporary housing and house repairs due to the flooding.

Family members have established a GoFundMe Page for those who would like to support this family in their time of need.

Figures was a decorated officer and was awarded the Clinton Police Department’s award of excellence for his role in apprehending a ring of credit card skimmers in September 2016.

Figures will be remembered for his infectious smile, relationships with residents and love for the job. Figures served as a patrol officer for the Clinton Police Department. Figures served for a period of time as a School Resource Officer in the Clinton Schools. Figures had also served the Capitol Police Department in Jackson under former CPD Chief Don Byington and at the Jackson State University Police Department.

“Officer Figures was a great police officer and an even better man,” stated Chief Ford Hayman. “Johnny’s love for community service will be missed; CPD is deeply sadden by the loss of our brother.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Figures in this time of grief, along with all of his brothers and sisters at the Clinton Police and Capitol Police Departments.,” stated Mayor Phil Fisher.

End of Watch: January 17, 2020

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