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Brandon,MS – The city of Brandon and the Brandon Police Department are pleased to report that Officer Chase Beemon has been released from University Medical Center. “Officer Beemon is now at home recovering,” stated Brandon Police Chief William Thompson.
“Officer Beemon is sore and has some bruising and scrapes from the incident but we expect him to make a full recovery and rejoin the police force soon,” Thompson said.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing and being conducted by the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department.
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TWO MORNING ACCIDENTS INVOLVING BRANDON POLICE DEPARTMENT
Brandon, MS – The City of Brandon experienced two incidents this morning involving Brandon Police Department units.
The first incident involved a motorcycle officer. The single vehicle accident occurred at approximately 08:31 in the westbound lane of Government St. (Hwy 80) near the I -20 over pass. The officer was transported to University Medical Center via American Medical Response Ambulance. “The officer is listed in serious but stable condition,” said Police Chief William Thompson.
The other involved an investigator responding from the Police Department to the motorcycle accident. The accident occurred near 1455 West Government St. This incident occurred at approximately 08:33. That officer was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Both accidents are currently under investigation by the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department.
Update: The city of Brandon has released the name of the officer involved in the motorcycle accident this morning as Officer Chase Beemon. Officer Beemon has served in the Brandon Police Department since May 2012. Brandon Police Chief William Thompson stated, “As of 15:30, Officer Chase Beemon has been placed in a room at University Medical Center.” “His wife is with him and has been accepting short visits from friends and family,” Thompson stated.