Mississippi mayor calls loss of police officer to COVID-19 ‘truly a tough one’

Published 9:34 am Friday, July 3, 2020

The mayor of a Mississippi city says people must take COVID-19 coronavirus seriously as he mourns the loss of a police officer.

Edwards Mayor Marcus Wallace said the loss of Sgt. Kelvin Mixon was a “sad day for the town of Edwards,” in a social media post after Mixon died Thursday.

Wallace described Mixon as “one of the most dedicated officers I’ve had under my leadership.”

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“Whenever I called, he was coming. This is truly a tough one,” the mayor wrote.

The Edwards police department had to shut down last month after a number of officers tested positive for the virus and had to be quarantined.