Mississippi Police Officer Killed Responding To Officer

A 23-year-old Philadelphia (MS) police officer, with just 15 months of service, died Saturday morning while responding to a call for help from area deputies. Her patrol car hit a light pole and flipped several times.

The Neshoba Democrat reports Officer Leann Simpson died as a result of the single-car wreck shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday.

Philadelphia Police Chief Grant Myers says sheriff’s deputies were on a traffic stop on Mississippi 16 and 911 communications could not make contact with them so she was responding to a call to check on them.

The cause of the wreck is under investigation but Myers says weather was a factor.

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