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Trooper Tommy E. Kendall | Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol, Mississippi Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol, Mississippi

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Tommy E. Kendall

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol, Mississippi

End of Watch: Monday, May 16, 1966

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 2 years

Badge # D-51

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Trooper Tommy Kendall was shot and killed while manning a one-man roadblock on U.S. Highway 49, near Minter City, following a robbery in Itta Bena, Mississippi.

The suspects encountered the roadblock and opened fire, striking Trooper Kendall three times. He was transported to a hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, where he succumbed to his wounds. The suspects were apprehended and sentenced to life. Both men subsequently died in prison.

Trooper Kendall had been with the agency for two years. He was survived by his wife and two-year-old son, who followed in father's footsteps and became a Mississippi State Trooper.

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Trooper Kendall your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The Great State of Mississippi and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow "RedLeg"!
"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 16, 2016

 

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