WJTV News Channel 12 - Vigil Held for Fallen Officer

Vigil Held for Fallen Officer

Posted: Updated:
JACKSON, MS -

A vigil was held Thursday night in front of Jackson Police Headquarters in downtown Jackson.

It was for the late Detective Eric Smith, who was shot and killed in the line of duty one week ago. Smith was interviewing a murder suspect, Jeremy Powell. Powell overpowered Smith, took his gun, and shot him to death. Powell then turned the gun on himself.

Family and colleagues say Smith was a top-notch detective and worked on many high profile cases. He leaves behind a wife and two sons.

Powered by WorldNow

1820 TV Road
Jackson, MS 39204

Telephone: 601.372.6311
Fax: 804.819.5569
Email: wjtvnews@wjtv.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.