Constable Jerry L. McCrory

Constable Jerry L. McCrory

Rankin County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Monday, December 15, 1980

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Jerry L. McCrory

Constable Jerry McCrory was shot and killed while serving a disturbing the peace warrant on a 70-year-old man. He parked in front of the residence and started approaching the house. When he was approximately ten feet from the door the suspect suddenly opened it and fired at him with a 12 gauge shotgun, striking him in the chest. Other officers arriving on the scene were forced to shoot the suspect twice before taking him into custody. When released from the hospital a week later he was charged with capital murder.

On May 14, 1981, the suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. He died in prison on March 4, 1988.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Died in prison

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Constable McCrory,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rankin County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 15, 2020

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