Patrolman M. W. Vinson, Jr.

Patrolman M. W. Vinson, Jr.

Hattiesburg Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Sunday, March 9, 1952

M. W. Vinson, Jr.

Patrolman M.W. Vinson and Patrolman Jessie Everett were shot and killed as they investigated a burglary at the Ace Weathers Motor Company.

As police entered the front door they observed two men exit a side door and leave in a vehicle. Both officers were shot and killed in a gunfight with one of the suspects when they stopped the vehicle at the intersection of West 4th Street and North Street. The gunman was captured a short time later.

The subject who murdered the officers was sentenced to death and executed in the electric chair on February 5th, 1954. The other subject was sentenced to life in prison.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1954

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Officer Vinson your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to 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, Troop D

March 9, 2016

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