Funeral services held for retired HPD officer killed in crash

Funeral services held for retired HPD officer killed in crash

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Funeral services were held in Hattiesburg Saturday for a retired long-time Hub City police officer, who was killed in a traffic accident.

A celebration of the life for Lt. John Smith Jr. was held at the Lake Terrace Convention Center. Smith died on July 14 in a car accident on Highway 98 in Hattiesburg.

Smith served with the Hattiesburg Police Department for nearly 25 years, retiring as a Lieutenant in 1994. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam.

Smith’s burial was held at Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in Petal.

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