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Officer Robert McKeithen has served as a member of the Biloxi Police department for 24 years before he was shot to death on May 5, 2019, just outside of the city, the police headquarters, without any provocation. Officer McKeithen, was a U.s. Air Force veteran, and was planning to retire by the end of the year.
Biloxi police officer, Robert McKeithen, it was the type of cop who feels “kind of like a friend and a father figure” to the people who will be involved in some cases.
Maj. Christopher De Back told Fox News about an incident at the coast and in the Mississippi river, the city McKeithen was established in order to respond to the scene of a car accident on a bridge. Once the site has been cleaned up, and one person was taken to a local hospital, where, he says, ” McKeithen visited the person to discuss their actions and what was going on.
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“He took an interest in them,” and The Back said, pointing at the McKeithen was concerned about who he came in contact with, regardless of whether or not they are a victim or a suspect.
“Even if he arrested you,” in The Back added, “that he is speaking with you about your life.”
Robert McKeithen, a former officer with the Biloxi Police Department, was shot and killed earlier this year while planning for his retirement.
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McKeithen – who’s in The Back it also says “do not attempt to drop all the calls” in his 24 years with the Biloxi Police Department, was shot dead outside the agency headquarters and May 5.
The decorated officer and air force veteran was planning to retire at the end of this year. But then, police say, a 19-year-old ran up to him and opened fire. Hit several times, McKeithen died later at a hospital. The suspect in the murder, was caught after a tense manhunt, but the motive for the attack is still unknown.
Logan Grundel, McKeithen’s stepson, says that the agent was a “living the dream” as a police officer, a “he had it on him.”
“He’s always talked about for retirement, but it was always one of those things like a year, one more year,'” Grundel said the following McKeithen’s death in a video posted on the department’s Facebook page. “He loved his job. He never really wanted to stop it.”
An American flag will be presented to the McKeithen’s wife, Pamela, during a service at the Biloxi National Cemetery. McKeithen was an air force veteran.
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One of McKeithen’s career-defining moments came in 2005, when he and the other officers earned the Medal of Valor for helping to rescue young children from a flooded home in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
“He’s held it all together. He kept my kids quiet and distracted,” So the King told the New Orleans Advocate, of this year, the man who came to the aid of her children. King says the water is rising, and the group of officers, led the children in the age group of 3 to 12 years of age, up to higher ground.
“God has sent the four officers that day,” she added. “I think the Sky needs to be a police officer, and they chose the best of them.”
Pamela McKeithen, and his wife said that her husband was “very conscientious” about his day-to-day as a preparation for the work, and the Biloxi Police Department.
“In addition to his family was his life. He thought it was great,” she said. He took care of his uniforms, that he would shower each day, the shine of his boots.”
And even though the couple’s birthdays were only a day of apartment – there is a consensus on a way to get it to work at all.
“We went for my birthday, and it came back on,” She said.
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At his funeral, Biloxi police chief John Miller said, “it means that he or she knew and the friends he made, the people he helped and the lives he changed, the lives he saved and the good times he had, these are things that can’t be killed or destroyed, or erased.”
Miller added: “They’ve done, they’ve done it, and it will be a part of this world.”