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Hundreds attend funeral for slain Jackson police officer

 

The Associated Press

 

JACKSON -- Hundreds of people, including law officers from across Mississippi, attended a funeral Friday for a Jackson police officer who was killed while trying to capture an escaped inmate. 

 

Detective Lawrence Taylor recalled teaching Glenn Agee at the Jackson Police Department Training Academy and said he wondered if he could''ve done more to prepare the officer. 

 

Agee had been on the job two months when he was shot to death Aug. 6. He was 31. 

 

The suspect, 24-year-old Latwan Dupree Smith, pleaded not guilty Monday to capital murder. 

 

WAPT television reports that Hinds County Sheriff Malcolm McMillin said Agee, who used to be a jailer, long dreamed of becoming a police officer. 

 

Jackson Police Chief Rebecca Coleman said Agee was a hero.

 

 

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Article Comment deputysargent commented at 8/13/2010 3:56:00 PM:

The first and only question the judge should have ask this guy is "what do you want for your last supper?' Why waste taxpayers money on this waste of skin? Find a tall tree and a short rope in the center of town so everyone can see what happens when you harm a law enforcement officer or any other public servant that risk their lives to protect idiots like this. I wonder what spineless lawyer will take this case and blame it on a bad childhood,or his momma spanked him when he was little,or the system failed him. I pray for the officer's family and the protection of all law enforcement officers.

 

Article Comment haiku commented at 8/14/2010 5:04:00 PM:

Latwan Dupree Smith,
Dumbass screwed up his parole,
Then shot a lawman.

 

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