Originally Published: 02 MAY 23 11:57 ET
By Ross Adams & Troy Johnson
JACKSON, Mississippi (WAPT) — A Jackson police recruit died Monday at the city training academy, city officials said.
The Jackson Police Department has requested the assistance of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation in response. Training at the Jackson Training Academy has been suspended, and grief counselors have been called in, authorities said.
“Our hearts go out to this man’s family and members of his recruiting class during this difficult time,” Chief James Davis said in a release.
City officials said “due to the circumstances,” the city won’t release the recruit’s name, but said he was also a former firefighter with the Jackson Fire Department.
“This is a terrible tragedy and our hearts break for this young man, his family and the JPD/JFD communities,” Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said in a statement. “We wish his family love and strength as they deal with this unimaginable loss.”
Please note: This content carries a strict local market embargo. If you share the same market as the contributor of this article, you may not use it on any platform.
™ & © 2023 Cable News Network, Inc., a Warner Bros. Discovery Company. All rights reserved.