JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - According to the Mississippi Department of Corrections, an at-home accident claimed the life of a former West Point police officer.
On Sunday, May 13, the West Point Police Department stated it was saddened by the death of Mary Beth Watt, who died the day before.
Details of her death were unknown at the time.
On Wednesday, May 16, MDOC stated Watt, 41, died in an accident at her Como home in Panola County. The nature of the accident is unknown.
She had worked for MDOC since June 2017.
The department says she supervised about 100 offenders in Marshall County.
She previously served in the U.S. Coast Guard and earned a degree from Mississippi State University. She joined MDOC fer serving in West Point for four years.
"She was a great officer," said West Point Police Chief Avery Cook. "She always showed up on time and got the job done. She was really good with the public and communicated well with our citizens. Our condolences and prayers go out to her family."
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