By Bill Carey
JACKSON, Miss. – A police recruit in Mississippi died suddenly Monday while training at a police academy.
Jackson city officials said a recruit died while at the city’s training academy, WJTV reported.
“Our hearts go out to this young man’s family and members of his recruiting class at this difficult time,” Jackson Police Chief James Davis said in a Facebook post.
The Jackson Police Department requested assistance from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. Training at the Jackson Training Academy has been suspended and grief counselors have been called.
“This is a terrible tragedy and our hearts break for this young man, his family and the JPD/JFD communities,” said Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba. “We wish his family love and strength as they deal with this unimaginable loss.”
City officials said the recruit was also a former firefighter with the Jackson Fire Department, WAPT reported.
The cause and nature of the death and the recruit’s identity have not been released.