Former Vicksburg officer killed in weekend wreck

Published 4:48 pm Monday, September 30, 2019

A former officer with the Vicksburg Police Department was killed Saturday and his wife injured in an off-duty wreck in Jackson County.

According to news outlets reports, Glenn Everett Roe, who worked with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, died Saturday after being hospitalized for injuries received in the crash. He was not on duty at the time of the accident.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell says Roe and his wife, Melanie Roe, were riding separate motorcycles when a Toyota pickup truck turned in front of them. Ezell said Roe and his wife struck the passenger side of the truck.

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Ezell said Melanie Roe suffered non-life threatening injuries and the truck driver had minor scratches.

Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said Roe was a longtime deputy with Harrison County and worked for the department for more than 25 years.

Roe was with the Vicksburg Police Department from 1992 to 1997 and returned in 1998. He left the department in 2002.

“Glenn and I worked in the patrol division for many years,” said Vicksburg police Capt. Mike Bryant. “His wife was a 911 dispatcher here.”

Roe, he said, was a good officer and served as a field-training officer for the department.

The wreck investigation is ongoing.

Associated Press reports contributed to this report.

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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