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Feb. 21, 1997
Caucasian Male / 41 yrs. of age
Jefferson Davis County Sheriff's Dept.
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Fri. Feb. 21, 1997
Deputy Bourne and Deputy James Rutland were shot and killed by a prisoner they were transporting to prison to begin a 40-year prison term. The suspect had somehow concealed a handgun and shot them both in the head as they were driving. The patrol did not have a cage. A female prisoner who was also being transported was not hurt.
The suspect was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death for the two murders.