Jackson County Sheriff’s Corporal dies from COVID-19


The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department announced the passing of Corporal Robert Verzal after being hospitalized several weeks with COVID-19.

Corporal Verzal was 39-years-old and was with the sheriff’s department for ten years. He was the lead correctional deputy at the adult detention center.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said in a statement: “We are all very saddened by Deputy Verzal’s passing. We at the sheriff’s department have lost a loved one and respected member of our family. I ask that you please keep Corporal Verzal’s wife Julie, their family, and friends, and his fellow deputies in your prayers.”

Visitation for Corporal Verzal is September 8th, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Moss Point. Service is from 12 to 12:30 with burial following at Jackson County Memorial Park in Pascagoula.

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