Deputy And Suspect Killed In 3-County Pursuit In George County

The identity of the George County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was slain on Thursday by a suspect who led police officers on a pursuit into Perry County has finally been made public.

The incident happened during a traffic check at the crossroads of Highway 98 and Brushy Creek Road in Rocky Creek, George County, according to a press statement from the GCSO.

Authorities reported that while approaching the car during the traffic stop, Deputy Jeremy Malone was shot and died. Then, the yet-to-be-identified culprit left the scene.

The suspect led police authorities on a pursuit from George County through Greene County and into Perry County, and multiple agencies were notified of the event.

According to the authorities, the suspect was shot and killed on Highway 98 close to Beaumont, ending the chase. The investigation is still ongoing by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.

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Sheriff Mitchell Mixon urged the public to offer prayers and condolences to Deputy Malone’s family, other law enforcement officers, and the community.

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