Friends, family and fellow law enforcement officers gather at Easthaven Baptist Church in Brookhaven to pay their respects to the fallen officer Deputy Donald William Durr.
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In deep grief, moments of joy stand out, and sometimes they come as a big surprise.
That’s how it happened on Saturday for Nash Durr, the 10-year-old son of Deputy William Durr, who was killed in the May 27-28 shooting spree in Brookhaven that claimed the lives of eight people.
Durr, his wife Tressie, and Nash were big Mississippi State football fans. A photo released by Durr’s family with a statement shortly after his death showed the three of them in their maroon and white, supporting their team.
On Friday, Tressie and other members of the Durr family told Nash they were just going to get out of town for a little while, and Saturday they all put on their shirts that honor Durr’s memory and told Nash they were going to a botanical garden.
But instead of going to look at the plants, Nash found himself…