Mississippi officer dies in crash a day after graduating police academy


Pascagoula Police Department

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — A car crash has killed a Mississippi police officer just a day after she graduated from the police academy.

The City of Waveland on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast announced the death of 33-year-old Katie Cash on its Facebook page Sunday morning. Chief Mike Prendergast’s wrote that the accident happened Saturday night.

WLOX-TV reports that Cash was a passenger in a car that was involved in a crash in Hancock County. She had graduated from the academy on Friday. Cash was the mother of two girls.

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