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JPD Officer Bruce Jacob killed in I-55 crash

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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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