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Sergeant Jacquelyn Kay Hattiesburg Police Department, Mississippi

Sergeant

Jacquelyn Kay "Jackie" Sherrill

Hattiesburg Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Monday, December 31, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 10 years, 7 months

Badge # A-25

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to death. Modified to life.

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Sergeant Jacquelyn Sherrill was shot and killed by a suspect who was resisting arrest.

Sergeant Sherrill, was in plain clothes at the time when three uniformed officers were struggling with the suspect. They were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on a 48 year old male for adultery, fornication and another charge involving a juvenile. The suspect obtained control of one of the officer's service revolver and discharged the weapon multiple times. One shot struck Sergeant Sherrill, who came to assist the officers, killing her.

The subject was sentenced to death. However, his death sentenced was overturned by the Mississippi State Supreme Court. The court ruled that there was reasonable doubt the subject was aware that the victim was an officer, since she was not in uniform.

The subject was subsequently sentenced to life in prison.

Currently, the subject is eligible for parole.

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It's been almost 32 years. Your children who were 9 months and three at the time of your death have grown to be productive responsible adults with four grandchildren, one of whom is named after you. You are thought of and missed daily.

Capt. Charlie Sherill (Ret.)
Hattiesburg Police Department
September 23, 2016

 

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