Deputy Sheriff Bruce Wayne Evans

Deputy Sheriff Bruce Wayne Evans

Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Tuesday, July 18, 2000

Bruce Wayne Evans

Deputy Sheriff Bruce Evans was killed after being struck by a vehicle being pursued by other officers on State Route 613.

He and his partner had setup a roadblock when they were notified that the pursuit was about to enter their county. The suspect vehicle came to a stop approximately one and half miles from the roadblock, and Deputy Evans was notified the pursuit was over. The officers began to drive to where the pursuit had ended when shots were fired and the suspects fled again. Deputy Evans stopped on the shoulder and the officers took cover behind his vehicle.

More shots were fired approximately 200 yards from Deputy Evans' location. The suspect vehicle exited the roadway and collided into the cruiser at 85 mph as Deputy Evans and his partner tried to move out of the way. He was pinned beneath his cruiser as a result of the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect and another occupant of the vehicle received minor injuries in the collision and were arrested. The driver was charged with capital murder and aggravated assault on a police officer. He was convicted and sentenced to life without parole.

Deputy Evans had served in law enforcement for seven years and had served with the Jackson County Sheriff's Department for four years. He is survived by his wife and two young children.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 65

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to life

pursuit

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Bruce, my brother the day that I heard of your fate was the saddest day of my life. You were more than my partner, you were my brother. I missed you the day that you left us at MCSO and I miss you even more today. Although it has been 17 years I still cannot understand why you were taken from us. You were the best of the best. You were what I tried to be a Good Husband, Father and friend. You will always be in my thoughts and my heart. Rest in peace my brother.

Sgt. Jay Hobby (Ret.)
MCSO

December 24, 2017

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