Mississippi police chief dies in crash 1 day after retiring


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.


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