Funeral arrangements made for Gaming Commission agent killed in - - Jackson, MS

Funeral arrangements made for Gaming Commission agent killed in shooting

John Gorman. Source: Facebook John Gorman. Source: Facebook

The family of John Gorman has released his funeral and visitation plans. 

His visitation is scheduled at St. Richard Catholic Church in Jackson from 4pm to 7pm on Friday; and 10am on Saturday.

His funeral will be at 11am on Saturday at St Richard.

MBI is investigating the shooting death of Gorman, who was a Mississippi Gaming Commission agent.

The Gaming Commission Executive Director says 45-year-old John Ballard Gorman, of Madison County, died during a training exercise at an office in Robinsonville, MS

He says it appears a gun accidentally went off, and the bullet hit the agent in the chest.

Wednesday afternoon family and friends gathered at his home after learning the heart breaking news.

Gorman leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

His mother-in-law, Brenda Goff, did not want to talk on camera but said her daughter Summer had driven to Robinsonville. Goff said she wanted to see her husband before the autopsy.

"John was a top-notch professional," says Southaven Alderwoman Shirley Beshears. She had previously worked with Gorman in the gaming industry. "Such a good man. Professional, a family man. You know my heart just breaks for his family and children.

Gorman worked 20 years for the Gaming Commission, most recently as Branch Director of the Vicksburg field office.

He attended St. Joseph Catholic School and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1992.

Commission agents are tasked with enforcing gaming laws. They also have normal duties and responsibilities like other law enforcement officers.

The Gaming Commission has district offices in Tunica, Vicksburg and Biloxi. The headquarters is in Jackson.This is the first loss of an employee in the history of the agency.

Governor Phil Bryant released this statement on the tragic death of Gorman:

“Deborah and I were sad to learn of the death of John Gorman, Mississippi Gaming Commission Director of Investigations. His loss will be felt by his loved ones and colleagues alike. Our prayers are with his family, his friends, and the Mississippi Gaming Commission during this difficult time.”

Gorman's body has been transported to the State Medical Examiner's Office for autopsy

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