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- Feb. 21, 1997 -
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Jefferson Davis Sheriff's Dept. Patch
Resided: MS, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Feb. 21, 1997
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 53 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Jefferson Davis County Sheriff's Dept. - MS
2330 Columbia Ave  
Prentiss, MS   39474   USA
(601)792-5169
County: Jefferson Davis
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Deputy
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 2 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: MS   USA   Fri. Feb. 21, 1997
Summary: Deputy Rutland and Deputy Thomas Bourne were shot and killed by a prisoner they were transporting to prison to begin a 40-year prison term. The suspect had somehow concealed a handgun and shot them both in the head as they were driving. The patrol did not have a cage. A female prisoner who was also being transported was not hurt.

The suspect was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death for the two murders.

Source: Website      Click
Related: Thomas W. Bourne
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