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Off-duty trooper shot dead Friday morning in southwest Mississippi

Lt. Troy Morris was a 27-year veteran with the Mississippi Highway Patrol. | Source: Mississippi Highway Patrol

Information is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of an off-duty state trooper who also worked part-time for the U.S. Postal Service.

Posted: Aug 7, 2020 3:47 PM
Updated: Aug 10, 2020 10:27 AM

Updated Aug. 10, 10:23 a.m.

Postal Inspector Tony Robinson clarified Troy Morris was not a U.S. Postal employee. He was a highway contract driver for Blackwell Hauling of Decatur.

Robinson said Blackwell has a contract with the U.S. Postal Service to transport mail between USPS facilities.

Original article below

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Mississippi Crime Stoppers and the U.S. Postal Service are offering a $105,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who fatally shot an off-duty state trooper in southwest Mississippi.

According to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI), the shooting happened Friday morning at approximately 4:30 on U.S. Highway 61 in Jefferson County.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found the driver of a U.S. Postal Service delivery truck dead inside the vehicle.

MBI says the driver, 58-year-old Troy Morris of Natchez, was a 27-year veteran and lieutenant with the Mississippi Highway Patrol. He worked part-time for the Postal Service.

Anyone with information is urged to call Mississippi Crime Stoppers 1-888- 827-4637 and/or the U.S. Postal Service tip line at 1-877-876-2455.

Updated - Suspects arrested in death of off-duty Mississippi trooper

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