MS Captain Killed Deploying Tire Deflation Devices

Captain John Haddock was killed when he was struck by a suspect’s vehicle while deploying spike strips.

Deputies from the county sheriff’s office were pursuing a stolen car believed to contain two burglary suspects along Mississippi Highway 8. As the vehicle approached I-55 Captain Haddock exited his patrol car to deploy spike strips when he was struck by the vehicle, which was traveling at an estimate 100 mph.

After striking Captain Haddock and the spike strips, the vehicle went out of control and crashed. Both occupants were transported to a local hospital.

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