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An Ocean Springs veterinarian shot and killed two Bay St. Louis police officers Wednesday morning before she was suspected of committing suicide in a car in the parking lot of the Motel 6, said Sean Tindell, commissioner of the Department of Public Safety in Mississippi, to the Sun. Herald. Amy Brogdon Anderson, 43, was identified by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation as the woman who fired before dying from a gunshot wound to the chest.
A child under the age of 10 was with Anderson in a brown Toyota Highlander. Anderson had backed her SUV into a parking space on the west side of the Motel 6 when two Bay St. Louis police officers arrived around 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The cops were responding to a welfare check.
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Amy Brogdon Anderson is 43 years old.
Bay St. Louis Police Sgt. Steven Robin and Officer Branden Estorffe, 23, parked near Anderson’s vehicle. Officers spoke with Anderson for approximately half an hour, during which time she placed a call to child protective services, according to the preliminary investigation. Soon after, Anderson began shooting, resulting in the deaths of Robin and Estorffe.
Anderson was a longtime veterinarian who worked at MedVet in Mobile, according to her Facebook page. She also worked in veterinary offices in Vicksburg, where she grew up, and in Ocean Springs and Gulfport, she showed a record search. In 2005, Anderson spoke to the Vicksburg Post about how she “had wanted to be a vet since she was old enough to know what it was about.”
She was following in the footsteps of her father, Bob Anderson, who was a veterinarian at Vicksburg Animal Hospital for 18 years. Anderson has a degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of Southern Mississippi. She earned her veterinary medicine degree from Mississippi State University. Authorities are still trying to piece together other details about the shootings.
“This is a sad day for the City of Bay St. Louis and the State of Mississippi with the loss of two fine law enforcement officers who were shot in the line of duty,” Tindell said. Other local and state dignitaries offered their condolences for the fallen officers Wednesday. “I am heartbroken by this terrible loss of two brave law enforcement officers,” Governor Tate Reeves said.
“I am praying for his family, friends, his fellow officers and the entire Bay St. Louis community. Every day in Mississippi, our members of law enforcement risk their lives in constant and repeated acts of selfless sacrifice for their community. They are a key reason why the rest of us can live our lives safely and freely. They are the thin blue line.” A press conference on the shooting is scheduled for Thursday.
A makeshift memorial to honor police officers killed in the line of duty is installed at City Hall, which houses the Bay St Louis Police Department. “This is a very sad situation, and our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to the families of our deceased officers,” Bay St. Louis Mayor Mike Favre said. “We ask that you please pray for the City of Bay St. Louis, the Bay St. Louis Police Department and their families and keep them in mind in the days and weeks ahead during this difficult time.”
Bay St. Louis Police Chief Toby Schwartz said the investigation is continuing. “A tragedy occurred here in the city of Bay St. Louis today when the lives of two of our best officers were taken,” Schwartz said. “We are gathering facts and will ensure a thorough investigation into this matter.”
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