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Highway Patrol Troop J remembers fallen Petal officer

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PETAL, MS (WDAM) -

Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop J hosted a memorial Tuesday morning for fallen officer Danny Nash.

Friends and family gathered to see his uniform and hat put on display.

Nash was killed in the line of duty in 1983 after working as a state trooper for almost two months.

Master Sgt. Brent Barfield, public affairs supervisor for MHP, said he decided to put his uniform on display after Danny’s mom came up to him with a bag filled with his uniforms.

“It all reverts back to what his mother said and she told me she said ‘Brent Y’all don’t forget Danny’ and that’s what it’s aboutt, we aren’t going to forget him,’” Barfield said. 

Nash’s great niece Macy Ellis also attended, and said she appreciated his service.

“It really is sad that he was killed in his line of duty, but I'm really glad he went while saving others lives while risking his own at the same time,” Ellis said. 

Nash’s uniform will be kept on display for the unit to Honor Nash’s memory. 

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