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Jackson Police Department detective remembered by city leaders

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PEARL, MS (WLBT) - The Jackson Police Department remembered one of their own Saturday at a memorial service in Pearl.  A motorcade of Jackson Police cruisers adorned with yellow ribbons and blinking lights traveled Interstate 55 in Jackson and led the way to Sweet Rest Church in Pearl.  

It is where 37 year old Detective Sharesa Sparkman spent time serving in youth ministry, as an usher during Sunday services and now a place to celebrate her life.  Jackson city leaders, police officers, family and friends packed in to the church leaving standing room only.  The cancer survivor and 14 year JPD veteran was described as a fighter with a quiet disposition that spoke volumes with her actions.

"She was a quiet spirit and she had the most pleasant smile that any body could come in contact with.  It is obvious that the members are in assembly today, as I said, she had touched the lives of many people," said Jackson Police Chief Rebecca Coleman.

Monday Detective Sparkman was working out at a Jackson gym when she collapsed and could not be revived. 

"We lost someone.  We're saddened, but she always said she was blessed so we have doubt she's in a better place now," said Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson.

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