- Associated Press - Sunday, May 17, 2015

MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) - Pike County will add the names of slain Hattiesburg police Officer Liquori (luh-KOHR-ee) Tate and Hattiesburg paramedic Dennis Rushing, who died in an ambulance wreck, to the county’s law enforcement memorial. Both were from Pike County.

The Enterprise-Journal reports https://bit.ly/1EcSBxJ ) that the board voted Friday to pass resolutions commending Rushing, Tate, and Officer Benjamin Deen, who was shot with Tate.

Supervisors started Friday’s meeting by praying for the officers’ families. Supervisor Tazwell Bowsky proposed the resolution to honor Tate, Deen and their legacies.

Sheriff Mark?Shepherd then suggested one for Rushing, who died while responding to a call in Greene County on June 24, 2014.

Rushing was the son of Pike County chief sheriff’s deputy Steve Rushing.


Information from: Enterprise-Journal, https://www.enterprise-journal.com

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