RICHTON, MS (WDAM) - The town of Richton is mourning after the loss of their police chief, Jerry Gardner of the Richton Police Department.
The Perry County Sheriff’s Office offered condolences to Gardner’s family saying in part, “...Chief Jerry Gardner was dedicated to his service for the Town of Richton. He was a great man and a devoted husband. He will truly be missed by many including all of us...”
Chief Jerry Gardner spent his mornings protecting the students, faculty and staff in the Richton School District. The district extended their sympathies to his family on Facebook while recalling fond memories of the man they say was “dedicated” to keeping them safe.
The Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police also took to Facebook to remember their brother in blue.