May 1, 2023

Jackson police recruit dies at police training academy, details sketchy

Therese Apel

A Jackson police recruit died at the Jackson Training Academy on Monday.

According to the Jackson Police Department, the recruit was a former Jackson firefighter as well.

“Our hearts go out to this young man’s family and members of his recruiting class during this difficult time,” Chief James Davis said.

Training at the Jackson Training Academy is suspended and grief counselors are on scene. JPD has requested the assistance of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.

“This is a terrible tragedy and our hearts break for this young man, his family and the JPD/JFD communities,” said Mayor Antar Lumumba. “We wish his family love and strength as they deal with this unimaginable loss.”

Citing the circumstances of the death, which have not been released, the City of Jackson will not be releasing the identity of the recruit.

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