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March 20, 2013
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Miss. police chief struck by vehicle, dies

Police Chief Randy Boykin, 50, was hit while directing morning traffic in front of a school

By PoliceOne Staff

ENTERPRISE, Miss. — A police chief died after being struck by a vehicle while directing traffic.

Police Chief Randy Boykin, 50, died Tuesday en route to the hospital, according to Clarke County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Barry White.

Boykin, who had been chief for 12 years, directed traffic at the main intersection in town every weekday morning.

"He was a hard worker and he loved his family," White said. "It's just a sad day."

The female driver, who had her daughter in her car, stopped immediately and offered assistance, according to wlox 13.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

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