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Miss. corporal dies from injuries sustained in off-duty motorcycle crash

Cpl. Allen Harper leaves behind a wife and two sons

By PoliceOne Staff

JACKSON, Miss. — An officer succumbed to his injuries Friday morning after he was critically injured in an off-duty motorcycle wreck April 1. 

Cpl. Allen Harper, 43, died from head trauma, The Clarion-Ledger reported. 

Harper was a 22-year veteran of the Jackson Police Department and patrolled downtown. His partner, Detective Colendula Green, told The Clarion-Ledger that Harper was a community man and widely recognized throughout the town. 

"He wouldn’t meet a stranger. Everyone that came across him loved him instantly," Green said. "We had so many fun moments that he was always the life of the party. He’s a person that the badge he wears, he exemplified it in his character, his integrity. He was our hero, he helped everybody. He was a hero to me."


‪JPD 22 yr. veteran, Cpl. Allen J. Harper, Jr. died this morning at 8:52 AM due to injuries from an off-duty motorcycle accident on 4/1/17. 🙏🏼🙏🏽‬

Posted by Jackson Police Department on Friday, April 7, 2017

Police Chief Lee Vance said he can’t remember any time a complaint was filed against Harper and the community is feeling the loss of a great officer.

"When a guy like Allen Harper dies, people in the community feel it because they know they've lost a true servant," Vance told the Clarion-Ledger. "It's a sad thing when we lose one of the good guys."

Harper leaves behind a wife and two sons.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing, but police said it doesn’t appear that any laws were broken. 


Police Chief Lee D. Vance issues statement regarding the death of 22 year JPD veteran, Cpl. Allen Harper, Jr. Harper, 43, died today following injuries he sustained from an off-duty motorcycle accident on 4/1/17.

Nai-post ni Jackson Police Department noong Biyernes, Abril 7, 2017


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