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Section of street renamed for slain JPD detective

Councilwoman Larita Cooper-Stokes led the mission to rename the 300 block of Pascagoula Street. Councilwoman Larita Cooper-Stokes led the mission to rename the 300 block of Pascagoula Street.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Slain Jackson police Detective Eric Smith will be forever remembered downtown at police headquarters. An honorary renaming ceremony was held Thursday afternoon.

The 300 block of Pascagoula Street will bear his name.

Councilwoman Larita Cooper-Stokes led the mission to rename that portion of the street, which is where the Jackson Police Department's headquarters is located.

Smith was shot and killed while interviewing a murder suspect there on April 4.

Smith's family, fellow officers and a number of local officials attended the ceremony Thursday.

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