Mississippi Highway Patrol • Line of Duty Death: May 28, 2021

Trooper John Harris, of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety – Mississippi Highway Patrol, was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on State Highway 16 in Madison County on May 28, 2021. Trooper Harris was 44 years of age at the time of his death. .

Trooper Harris was making a traffic stop when he was struck by the semi. Trooper Harris began his law enforcement career in 1997 in Webb. He served as an officer with Friars Point Police Department, Richland Police Department, and the Madison County Sheriff’s Department prior to graduating from trooper school in 2018 and joining the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Trooper Harris is survived by his wife, Kate, and their two children.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation has paid off the mortgage held on the Harris family’s home.