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Lieutenant James William Lance, Jr. | Southaven Police Department, Mississippi Southaven Police Department, Mississippi


James William Lance, Jr.

Southaven Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Friday, October 7, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Two sentenced to life

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Lieutenant James Lance was shot and killed at approximately 1:30 am after stopping a car that matched of the description of one used in several armed robberies in Memphis, Tennessee.

As he was handcuffing the male passenger the female driver exited the vehicle and opened fire on him, striking him several times. He was able to return fire but did not strike the shooter. The suspects were later apprehended and convicted of his murder. Both were sentenced to life.

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Your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens of and City of Southaven! Continue to Rest in Peace Lt Lance.
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, Troop D
October 7, 2015


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