Randy Tyler Obituary, Death – In a confrontation that began after a man kidnapped a lady in a residence, two Mississippi police officers were shot, and one of them passed away on Thursday, according to law enforcement officials. According to a statement from Bailey Martin, a representative for the state Department of Public Safety, the suspect was also shot and died at the residence in the Brandon suburb of Jackson.
Several law enforcement agencies intervened during the more than eight-hour standoff. The policeman that was killed worked for Madison, a different area. The Brandon Police Department sent the hurt officer. The dead officer was identified by the Madison Police Department as Randy Tyler. Tyler had eight years of service with the agency, served on its special response squad, and oversaw the training of newly hired officers.
Tyler was the former police chief of the neighboring city of Ridgeland, Mississippi, before his retirement. While attempting to enter the house, the Madison cop was slain. The standoff started as a domestic quarrel between a man and a woman, Brandon police informed WLBT-TV. According to Police Chief Wayne Dearman, the police received a call at 1:45 in the morning, according to WAPT-TV. The SWAT squad from the department entered the house and freed the hostage after speaking with the suspect for more than an hour.
It wasn’t immediately apparent if the suspect committed suicide or was shot and killed by police. As it happens with the majority of shootings of or by law enforcement personnel in the state, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is looking into the matter. Martin stated that MBI will deliver its findings to the state attorney general’s office after the inquiry is complete.