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1 Tupelo officer dead, another critical


TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - The city of Tupelo has announced a candlelight vigil for fallen Tupelo police Sgt. Kevin Gale Stauffer.
The vigil will start at 5 p.m. in Fairpark on Christmas Day.
It will be held to honor the memory of Stauffer, who was from Baton Rouge, and the unnamed wounded police officer shot Monday while responding to a bank robbery.
The FBI is looking for one suspect who they say might be heavily armed. The agency has offered a $50,000 reward that has been matched by BancorpSouth, for a total of $100,000.

Investigators released video showing a charcoal-colored sedan they think may be involved in the robbery. Police say it could be a rental car and it may have some damage from gunshots.    

Funeral services for Stauffer are set for 11 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Beth, a 6-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son.

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