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Law enforcement officers with the Jackson, Miss. Police Department, Hinds County Sheriff’s Department and Jackson Fire Department paid tribute to slain Jackson Police Detective Eric Smith Saturday, April, 13, 2013, at the Jackson State University’s Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center in Jackson, Miss.

Smith was shot and killed at Jackson Police Department headquarters while interviewing a suspect. Authorities say a murder suspect shot Smith and that both the suspect and detective are dead.

A Mississippi murder suspect used a Smith’s gun to kill the detective and then himself inside police headquarters on Thursday, April 4, 2013.


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