Police Officer Kennis Winston Croom

Police Officer Kennis Winston Croom

Meridian Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Thursday, June 9, 2022

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Kennis Winston Croom

Police Officer Kennis Croom was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call at the 2400 block of 51st Avenue in Meridian at 5:30 pm.

Other officers responding to the call discovered that Officer Croom and a victim of the domestic violence had been shot. Both were pronounced dead a short time later.

The male suspect had fled the scene but was arrested the following morning by members of a United States Marshals Service task force in Choctaw County.

Officer Croom had served with the Meridian Police Department for almost two years and previously served with the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office, Jackson Police Department, Brookhaven Police Department, and Hinds County Sheriff's Office.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender In custody



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Officer Kennis Winston Croom, thank you for your service! God will watch over you, your family, friends and coworkers during this most difficult time. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

June 25, 2022

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