Mississippi Highway Patrol lieutenant killed working second job

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Miss. – The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has agents working the fatal shooting of an off-duty state trooper in Jefferson County.

Mississippi Highway Patrol Lt. Troy Morris, 58, of Natchez, a 27-year veteran, also worked part-time for the U.S. Postal Service. He was found shot dead in his delivery truck on US 61 about 4:30 a.m. Friday, WTOK reported.

“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 Public Safety 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 U.S. Postal Service, in conjunction with Mississippi Crime Stoppers, is offering a $105,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the crime, according to WTOK.

Call the US Postal Service Tip Line at 1-877-876-2455 or MS Crime Stoppers at 1-888-827-4637 if you have information about the case.


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