Police Officer Robert Stanton McKeithen

Police Officer Robert Stanton McKeithen

Biloxi Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Sunday, May 5, 2019

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Robert Stanton 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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Mac, still hard to believe you passed on my birthday. Therefore, I will never forget who you were to me during the years we worked together. I wish I could have been there for you.

Officer McKeithen was my first FTO on midnight shift after I was hired. We were immediately connected because of our prior military service. This was a very good man and dependable friend...

Master Sergeant Shawn Murchison
United States Marine Corps (Retired)

October 14, 2022

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