The eighth annual Mississippi Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Candlelight Vigil will be held Tuesday, May 15, at 6:00 p.m. at the Statewide Fallen Officers Memorial in Jackson.

Attorney General Jim Hood will join the Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police in hosting the ceremony, which coincides with National Police Week, to honor the men and women our state has lost in their service to protect us.

The following names of three fallen Mississippi law enforcement officers have been added to the wall this year:

  • Chief Bobby G. Spencer (EOW 1/18/97), Shannon Police Department
  • Deputy William Durr (EOW 5/27/17), Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
  • Deputy James E. Clark (EOW 8/13/17), Quitman County Sheriff’s Office

General Hood is the keynote speaker for the event.

Law enforcement agencies statewide and members of the public, along with family and friends of any Mississippi law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty, are invited to join officers from the Mississippi Chiefs of Police Association and the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office at the event.


WHAT: Mississippi Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Candlelight Vigil

WHERE: Mississippi Statewide Fallen Officers Memorial, Jackson (located off of High Street between the Walter Sillers and Gartin Justice Buildings)

** In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the lobby of the Walter Sillers Building.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 15, at 6:00 p.m.