Mississippi police officer dies in motorcycle wreck Thursday

Published 6:04 am Friday, October 28, 2022

A Mississippi police officer lost his life in a motorcycle crash Thursday afternoon.

Officials with the Jackson Police Department report that fellow officer Cpl. Michael Tarrio died when the motorcycle he was operating collided with a pickup truck on U.S. 80 in Jackson.

A 12-year veteran of the Jackson Police Department, Tarrio was off-duty at the time of the collision.

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“The City of Jackson is heartbroken over the sudden death of Jackson Police Department veteran Cpl. Michael Tarrio,” Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said in a statement. “Cpl. Tarrio was a 12-year veteran of JPD and put his life on the line to serve the community he loved. We will miss him and pray for comfort for his family, co-workers, and friends.”

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.