WLOX Editorial: We salute you, Officer McKeithen

Updated: May. 9, 2019 at 6:34 AM CDT
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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - News of injury and death even in our small part of the world in South Mississippi is far too common. The vast majority of us try to protect ourselves and families by staying away from positions of more likely danger, and by being calm enough to deescalate arguments or disagreements long before they become violent.

But this week, the deadly violence was not commonplace. Biloxi police officer, Robert McKeithen was gunned down for no apparent reason. There didn’t appear to be any argument or confrontation. Just a cold blooded and calculated act of murder. In this case, not even this veteran police officer was able to protect himself.

We are saddened by Officer Robert McKeithen’s death. We are relieved his fellow officers found and jailed the 19-year-old murder suspect.

We salute Officer McKeithen for his ultimate sacrifice. And we salute all law enforcement officers who put on the uniform every day to serve and protect us. That’s our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

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