Chief quotes dying officer: ‘Brookhaven, I’m going down’

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A south Mississippi police chief says a mortally wounded officer called out with his dying breath: “Brookhaven, I’m going down” after he was shot over the weekend.

Brookhaven Chief Kenneth Collins spoke Thursday at the funeral of 31-year-old Cpl. Zach Moak. It was the second funeral in as many days for police officers killed on duty in the city of 12,000.

Moak and 35-year-old officer James White were shot to death early Saturday while responding to reports of shots fired at a home. Collins says Moak was shot while trying to save White and sent his final words by police radio.

A funeral for another law enforcement officer was being held Thursday in north Mississippi. A 32-year-old state trooper, Kenneth “Josh” Smith, was shot to death early Sunday while off-duty.

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Emily Wagster Pettus reported from Jackson, Mississippi.

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