JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson Police Officer Glen Agee was remembered Friday in a touching memorial service at Jackson State University.
Hundreds gathered in the assembly center to say goodbye to the rookie officer who died in the line of duty last Friday night. We saw law enforcement officers from as far away as Gulfport and even Chicago in town for this service.
Police work really is a brotherhood, so everyone wanted to band together to pay respects to 31-year-old Glen Agee.
One by one law enforcement officials and some of Officer Agee's colleagues stepped up to remember him as a man with character and courage. Officer Agee worked at the Rankin County Correctional Facility, Whitfield State Hospital, The Hinds County Sheriff's Department and The Jackson State Police Force before joining Jackson Police.
He had only worked for JPD for two months before losing his life in the line of duty.
"He's been laid to rest in a very meaningful way, surrounded by colleagues, family and friends. As the pastor said, this is a celebration, a celebration of his life," said Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson.
Twenty-four year-old Latwan Smith is charged with capital murder in Officer Agee's shooting death. As Officer Agee scuffled with Smith last week after a domestic violence called, Agee's service weapon was discharged. He leaves behind three children.
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