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UPDATE: Funeral Arrangements Set for Officer Killed in Robbery

Gale Stauffer

Gale Stauffer

Tupelo, Miss. (WCBI) – Tupelo Police Sergeant Gale Stauffer will be laid to rest later this week.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at First United Methodist Church in Tupelo.

The funeral will be Friday at 11:00am at the church. Burial will follow at Tupelo Memorial Park with full military and police honors.

Holland Funeral Directors is handling the services.

Sgt. Stauffer was killed while responding to a bank robbery Monday afternoon.

Authorities have not made an arrest. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is handling the case.

Investigators say they are looking for multiple suspects, who fled the scene. FBI agents say it is unknown whether they fled on foot or in the vehicle law enforcement are searching for. Agents also do not know if the suspects are still in the Tupelo area.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-773-TIPS.