Lieutenant Michael Boutte
Hancock County (MS) Sheriff’s Office
End of Watch: February 1, 2021
Lieutenant Michael Boutte was shot and killed after responding to a home and was shot by someone at the property. Another responding deputy arrived on scene and shot and wounded the suspect. Lieutenant Boutte was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Lieutenant Boutte is the 5th law enforcement officer to be shot and killed this year and the first officer fatality from the state of Mississippi in 2021.
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