Richton police chief passes away

Richton police chief passes away
The town of Richton is mourning after the loss of their police chief, Jerry Gardner. (PCSO)

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...”

We at the Perry County Sheriff’s Office are saddened today for the loss of one of our Brothers in Blue. 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. Please keep his family in your prayers as they go through the days to come."

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.

We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family of Richton Police Chief Jerry Gardner. Chief Gardner was dedicated to...

Posted by Richton School District on Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police also took to Facebook to remember their brother in blue.

Please join us with prayers and thoughts for the family of Chief Jerry Gardner of the Richton Police Department . Chief Gardner was a faithful member of our Association and will be missed.

Posted by Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police on Thursday, March 28, 2019

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