May 28, 2021

MHP trooper killed during traffic stop identified

Therese Apel

Trooper John Harris, killed when he was struck by a large vehicle on Friday, May 28, 2021.
The flag now waves at half-staff at Troop C in honor of the fallen trooper killed May 28.

A Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper succumbed to his injuries today after being hit by an 18 wheeler on Mississippi 16.

Trooper John Harris was struck by a vehicle and fatally injured while conducting a traffic stop.

“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. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family in this difficult time.”

Emergency personnel said Air Care was called to try to get him to the University of Mississippi Medical Center but that he died at the scene.

Harris is survived by his wife and two young children.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Trooper John Harris (Z-21),” said Commissioner Sean Tindell. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and fellow Troopers.”

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