Injured officers in Tishomingo shootout show signs of recovery

Injured officers in Tishomingo shootout show signs of recovery

MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) - The three officers injured in a shootout in Tishomingo County over the weekend are showing signs of improvement.

Updates on the officer's health are being shared on The Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop C and Troop D Facebook pages.

Laurel MHP officer Trea Staples' last update was from a family member on Saturday.

The post read:

Update on Trooper Trea Staples from Grant Staples:

An update from Bubba Holifield was posted Sunday night.

His post read:

Update from Trooper Holified:
I just want to say thank you so much for all of the calls, text, and prayer for me and my brothers! I realize the brotherhood of my brothers in blue more than ever now! I love you all and am proud to call all of you my friends and family.

A second post on Troop C's Facebook page showed Trooper Deandrea Dixon with Trooper Holifield side by side in their hospital beds.

Friday night an armed man barricaded himself in a home southeast of Iuka with a woman and child.The employees were injured in a shootout early Saturday morning. The suspect was shot and killed. The condition of the woman and child are unknown, according to a statement released by MBI.

Public Information Director for the Department of Public Safety Warren Strain said the MHP Swat Team and MBI were on scene with Tishomingo County Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement.

According to Strain, the incident was initially thought to be a hostage situation, but authorities are not sure the woman and child were held against their will.

A fourth trooper, Lee Tartt, died during the incident.

Tartt was a 22-year law enforcement veteran and had been with MBN since September 2000, according to the statement.

Strain has not commented or confirmed the names or backgrounds of the officers injured in the incident.