Family, friends remember Stamford pastor who was hit and killed by police cruiser
Family and friends gathered Friday to say goodbye to the Stamford pastor who was hit and killed by a police cruiser last week.
A celebration of life for Rev. Tommie Jackson was held at Union Baptist Church on Newfield Avenue in Stamford.
Jackson was killed on July 26 on Wire Mill Road. Police say he went to his mailbox, which was across the street from his home, and was trying to walk back across to his home when he was struck by a police cruiser driven by Officer Zachary Lockwood. The officer was on his way to a call at the time of the accident.
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Jackson was the current pastor at Rehoboth Fellowship Church in Stamford. Before that, he was the pastor at Faith Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, also in Stamford, for more than two decades.
He also served as the assistant director of the city's Urban Redevelopment Commission.
Jackson leaves behind his wife, who's on the police commission, and their two daughters.
Family and friends say they remember him as a "larger than life presence" in the Stamford community.