Off-duty state trooper killed in Jefferson County

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A Lieutenant with the Mississippi Highway Patrol was killed early Friday morning and the search for a suspect is underway.

Agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) are investigating the incident which took the life of 58-year-old Troy L. Morris of Natchez.  According to MBI, agents responded at 4:30 A.M. to a shooting death in Jefferson County on US 61.  Upon arrival, agents discovered the driver of a US Postal Service delivery truck deceased in the vehicle.

The driver, identified as Lieutenant Morris, worked part-time for the US Postal Service. Morris was also a 27-year veteran of the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

“This is a sad day for law enforcement, the Mississippi Highway Patrol, and the State of Mississippi. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Lieutenant Troy Morris. Local, state, and federal agents will work tirelessly to ensure justice,” said Commissioner Sean Tindell.

“We are deeply saddened at the loss of Lieutenant Troy Morris,” said Colonel Randy Ginn, Director of MHP. “He was a good man, friend, and a valuable member of this agency. He will truly be missed by the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

The US Postal Service in conjunction with Mississippi Crime Stoppers are offering a $105,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person or suspects.

US Postal Service Tip Line 1-877-876-2455
MS Crime Stoppers 1-888- 827-4637

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