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Sheriff James Posey | Franklin County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi Franklin County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

Sheriff

James Posey

Franklin County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 29, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sheriff James Posey was shot and killed after voluntarily taking the place of four hostages.

The hostage taker had taken a woman and her three children hostage and Sheriff Posey negotiated the exchange. Moments later the suspect shot Sheriff Posey in the chest as they both sat in a police car at a roadblock in Lincoln County. After Sheriff Posey fell from the car other deputies returned fire and killed the suspect.

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Sheriff Posey: My brother firefighters are often called heroes, and I can honestly sayI have worked along side of some very brave individuals. After reading what you did I want you to know you are a real hero in my book. Rest well sir.

Captain "Irish" Mike McAllister
Washington State Firefighter
April 30, 2015

 

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