BRUCE, Mississippi (AP) — A law officer was killed in a highway crash one day after his retirement as a police chief, authorities said.
The wreck happened on a Calhoun County highway at morning, killing newly-retired Bruce Police Chief Tony Sockwell.
Sockwell, 59, was heading north when his pickup truck crossed the center line, ran off the highway and struck a tree, The Mississippi Highway Patrol reported. He died at the scene.
Sockwell had retired from the Bruce Police Department the day before the crash, Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope said.