GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Family and friends will gather to honor the life of Gulfport police Lt. Robert Curry on Saturday. People will come together for the 4th annual Ride for Rob at Coalville United Methodist Church on Shorecrest Road in Biloxi.
Staging begins at 4 p.m. followed by a safety briefing and pre-ride prayer at 4:45 p.m. After that, kickstands will go up, and the motorcycle ride will begin at 5 p.m.
In August of 2008, Curry was on motorcycle patrol along Highway 49 in Orange Grove when he was struck by a driver pulling out of the Post Office trying to make a left-hand turn. Curry was a 14-year veteran of the Gulfport Police Department. He also served his country in the U.S. Air Force.
A portion of Highway 49 was named in honor of Curry, as well as Gulfport's public safety complex.