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Detective James Franklin Northcutt | Long Beach Police Department, Mississippi Long Beach Police Department, Mississippi

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James Franklin Northcutt

Long Beach Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 6, 1998

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Age: 54

Tour: 33 years

Badge # 29

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; AR-15

Offender: Shot and killed by other officers

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Detective Northcutt was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance. Detective Northcutt and other officers had just arrived at the scene when several shots were fired by the suspect with an AR-15 assault rifle. Witnesses stated that when the suspect heard the sirens of the responding units he put down the handgun he was holding and picked up the assault rifle. When the units arrived on scene he opened fire on them. Detective Northcutt and Officer Steve Morgan were both shot and killed and a third officer was shot and wounded. The suspect, who was dressed in fatigues and wearing a bullet proof vest, was shot and killed by an off duty officer from another deparmtent who was nearby.
Detective Northcutt is survived by his wife and five children. He had been a detective for the LBPD for one year and had been in law enforcement for 33 years.

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Sergeant Steven Dewain Morgan
Long Beach Police Department, Mississippi
End of Watch: Wednesday, May 6, 1998
Cause: Gunfire

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Officer Northcutt your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The City of Long Beach and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE Brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD
May 6, 2016

 

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