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Trooper killed in deadly motor vehicle incident identified



Trooper John Harris (credit: MHP)
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The Mississippi State Trooper killed in a Friday afternoon incident on Highway 16 outside of Canton in Madison County has been identified as John Martin Harris, Z-21, of Madison County.

Trooper John Harris was awarded Top Cop among other accolades (credit: MHP)

Trooper Harris was conducting a traffic stop when he was struck by a vehicle belonging to Grinston Trucking Company of Clinton.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured. The investigation into to the incident is ongoing.

“The Mississippi Highway Patrol mourns the loss of Trooper John Harris,” said Colonel Randy Ginn. “Trooper Harris was a passionate, dedicated public servant and an important member of the MHP family.”

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Trooper John Harris,” Commissioner Sean Tindell added. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and fellow Troopers.”

Harris leaves behind a beloved wife and two young children (credit: MHP)

Harris was described as a passionate and dedicated public servant. A native of Clarksdale, Harris is survived by his wife and two children.

We at Vicksburg Daily News extend our heartfelt sympathies to Trooper Harris’ family and his extended family of his brothers and sisters in blue.

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