Jackson Police Chief Lindsey Horton confirms one of his officers has died in a crash on Interstate 55 in Jackson.
The officer has been identified as 35-year-old Bruce Jacob, a Precinct Four officer, and a five year veteran of the force.
We're told the officer was on I-55 at Northside Drive, out of his vehicle, retrieving a grill that had fallen off a truck.
As the officer was stuffing it in his trunk, a motorist came from behind and hit the officer and his vehicle.
Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart says he died of multiple blunt-force trauma injuries.
Officer Jacob is from Florence. He leaves behind a wife, according to Jackson Police.
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