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Tupelo remembering fallen police officer with moment of silence

Sgt. Gale Stauffer

Stauffer was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 23, 2013, while in pursuit of a fleeing bank robber.

Posted: Dec 21, 2018 4:56 PM
Updated: Dec 21, 2018 5:26 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo citizens are being asked to participate in a moment of silence to honor the life of former Tupelo police officer Sgt. Gale Stauffer.

Stauffer was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 23, 2013, while in pursuit of a fleeing bank robber.

In a resolution from the City of Tupelo, the moment of silence will take place at 3:46 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23.

Stauffer played football at Itawamba Community College and later enlisted in the military in 1998.

He later worked for the Lee County Sheriff’s Department as a jailer.

He then joined the Tupelo Police Department in November 2005.

The resolution was presented to Stauffer's mother, Debbie Brangenberg, on Tuesday, Dec. 18 during a city council meeting.

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