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Patrolman Liquori Terja Tate | Hattiesburg Police Department, Mississippi Hattiesburg Police Department, Mississippi


Liquori Terja Tate

Hattiesburg Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Saturday, May 9, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 11 months

Badge # 205

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Deceased

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Patrolman Liqori Tate and Patrolman Benjamin Deen were shot and killed while making a traffic stop of a vehicle occupied by three subjects near the intersection of 4th Street and Gordon Street in downtown Hattiesburg.

One of the subjects stole the patrol car after both officers were shot. All three occupants of the vehicle, two brothers and a female, were apprehended later in the night. One of the brothers and the female were charged with two counts of capital murder. The second brother was charged with accessory after the fact to capital murder. A fourth individual was charged with obstruction of justice in connection with the case.

The subject who murdered both officers was found dead in his jail cell on December 11th, 2015.

Patrolman Tate had served with the Hattiesburg Police Department for 11 months.

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Patrolman Benjamin Joseph Deen
Hattiesburg Police Department, Mississippi
End of Watch: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Cause: Gunfire

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Officer Tate your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The City of Hattiesburg 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 9, 2016


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