Police Officer Robert McKeithen

Police Officer Robert McKeithen

Biloxi Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Sunday, May 5, 2019

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Robert McKeithen

Police Officer Robert McKeithen was shot and killed in the Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center's parking lot, at 170 Porter Avenue, at about 10:00 pm.

A male subject walked up to him and shot him multiple times without any provocation.

Officer McKeithen was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

The subject who shot him was arrested on May 6th, 2019, and charged with capital murder.

Officer McKeithen was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He had served with the Biloxi Police Department for 24 years and was planning on retiring by the end of the year. He is survived by his wife, daughter, stepdaughter, and two stepsons.

Bio

  • Age 58
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge 126
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charged with capital murder

ambush, at station

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RIP, my neighbor for 19 years, and a great family friend. I wish that I would have spoken to you when I had the chance. I'm sorry to admit that I forgot about you until the morning of May 5th, 2019, after not seeing you in person for over a decade. I have a few pictures of yourself with my dad and your other mutual cop buddies for birthday parties and such at my house. And a couple of stories that still hurts too much to talk about sometimes, but will forever live on in my memories. Thank you for protecting the citizens of Biloxi and our country for as long as you did. I hope that you'll receive your neccessary justice as soon as possible.

Amanda Harmon-Smith
Neighbor/family friend

January 2, 2020

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