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Mississippi Police Officer killed in a line of duty was the nephew of coaching legend Sylvester Croom

According to AI.com, the nephew of coaching legend Sylvester Croom was shot and killed in the line of duty as a police officer.

According to reports, Kennis Croom was shot to death Thursday evening. He was not the only person shot and killed. A woman by the name of Brittany Jones was also found dead at the scene.

According to the report, Croom was on his day off but decided to go to work anyway on Thursday. Croom arrived at the house where he had a man at gunpoint. Moments later, another police officer reported he was shot.


Brittany Jones was pregnant. A man by the name of Dante Bender was arrested for the murders. He was the fiance of Jones.

Croom was the son of Kelvin Croom the former Alabama football player and the nephew of Sylvester Croom the first-ever African American football coach head coach in the SEC, when he took the head coaching job with Mississippi State.

According to WTOK-TV in Meridian, the Croom family is asking that any memorials come in the form of donations to the Croom Foundation, which is operated by Kennis Croom’s brother, Kevin.

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