HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Pine Belt community and family members of Officer Benjamin Deen gathered Thursday to honor his life.
Deen’s funeral service was held at Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.
Officers with the Hattiesburg Police Department along with other law enforcement agencies attend the service.
Deen was shot killed on Saturday, May 9 while conducting a traffic stop. Officer Liquori Tate was also killed. His funeral will be held Saturday at West Point Baptist Church at 11 a.m. in Hattiesburg.
Numerous people lined up outside the church on Highway 11 to support the Deen family.
Deen leaves behind a wife and two children.