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JPD officers to attend Tupelo slain officer's funeral

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TUPELO, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Funeral services for Sergeant Gale Stauffer will start at 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Tupelo.

Investigators are still looking for any tips that could lead to an arrest in this case.

Sgt. Stauffer and Officer Joseph Maher were shot while responding to a robbery, at  BancorpSouth Gloster Creek Village Branch, in the 400 block of S. Gloster Street in Tupelo.
 
A $162,500 reward is being offered for information in connection to the shootings and bank robbery.

We have learned that investigators are now in the Chicago area where a person is being questioned. 

Mahr is recovering at a local hospital where his condition is improving.  

While the shooting investigation continues, Sgt. Stauffer's wife and mother say the family is trying to stay strong.

"I'm at peace with Gale because I know he died doing what he loved and the way that he was at work was how he was at home. He was a leader at work and he was a leader at home," said Beth Stauffer, wife of slain officer. 

 

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