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Officer killed moving a grill from blocking a lane

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - A traffic crash claims the life of a police officer. It happened on interstate- 55 southbound in Jackson, Mississippi over the weekend. 

Police say Officer Bruce Jacobs was called to remove debris from the highway. A barbeque grill had fallen from a truck and was blocking a lane.

Jackson's police chief says the officer was loading the grill into the trunk of his patrol car when he was hit by a motorist.

Officer Jacobs was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he died.

"We knew and we know that this job is very dangerous," Chief Lindsey Horton said. "We knew when we signed on for it, but you sort of defer it. You defer it, and you hope that, if it does occur, it will occur in a manner unlike this."

Officer Jacobs worked in precinct four. He had been on the force for five years.


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