Police Officer Joseph Anthony Fulton

Police Officer Joseph Anthony Fulton

Kosciusko Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Sunday, November 8, 2009

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Joseph Anthony Fulton

Officer Joseph Fulton suffered a fatal heart attack while pursuing a vehicle on County Road 2101 at approximately 3:00 am. He had attempted to make a traffic stop of the vehicle on the East Jefferson Extension in Kosciusko but the driver refused to stop. Officer Fulton continued to pursue the suspect for several miles into the county.

Other officers located his patrol car, which had swerved off of the roadway, after losing radio contact with him. They immediately began CPR but were not successful in resuscitating him.

The suspect was apprehended later that day by the Kosciusko Police Department and charged with felony fleeing an officer.

Officer Fulton was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Kosciusko Police Department for two years and had previously served with the Philadelphia, Mississippi, Police Department. He is survived by his wife, three children, father, and sister.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge K-281
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Charged with felony fleeing

vehicle pursuit

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Joe served at the United States Marine Corps Correctional Custody Unit at Camp Lejeune. It was a new unit to help Marines get back on track. I was the officer in charge of the unit and Joe was hand selected to help set up and run it. Many Marines attitudes were changed because of Joe. He loved the Corps and cared about the work he was doing. All of us at CCU were truly Blessed to have served with this great Marine. God Bless you Joe. R.I.P

Semper Fi,
Captain Jim Cummings USMC Retired

Captain Jim Cummings
United States Marine Corps

April 13, 2020

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