Harrison County

Harrison County deputy killed in motorcycle accident

An off-duty Harrison County sheriff’s deputy died Saturday in a motorcycle accident that also injured his wife.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department identified him as Glenn Everett Roe and his wife as Melanie Roe.

The deputy was off duty and riding separate motorcycles with his wife, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said in a press release.

They were eastbound on Old Fort Bayou Road in Ocean Springs about 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

As they approached J F Douglas Drive, a Toyota pickup turned in front of them and they hit the truck’s passenger side, with their motorcycles coming to rest in the roadway, Ezell said. Family members said the vehicle was driven by a teenager.

The couple was taken to Ocean Springs Hospital, where Glen Roe was pronounced dead.

Melanie Roe is hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, Ezell said, and the truck driver had minor scratches.

Roe was a sergeant with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and worked in the hospital division. Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said Roe was a longtime deputy, having worked for the department for more than 25 years.

The crash is still under investigation.