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Retired JPD Officer killed in motorcycle crash

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Former JPD Officer Richard Polk (Source: Jackson Police Dept.) Former JPD Officer Richard Polk (Source: Jackson Police Dept.)
HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson police have confirmed that a retired officer was killed Saturday in a motorcycle crash near Edwards.

MHP Trooper Eric Henry said 49-year-old Richard Polk died at the scene.

The incident happened on Highway 22 around 2:15 p.m.

Investigators said Polk, a recently retired JPD officer, and passenger Della Brumfield were traveling west on a Honda Goldwing motorcycle.

A silver Honda Odyssey, driven by 70-year-old Doris Stamps, was headed east.

Witnesses said the van turned left into a church parking, crossing the path of the motorcycle.

Brumfield was ejected and transported to University of MS Medical Center. Her injuries are not known at this time.

Stamps was taken to Baptist Medical Center.

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