D’Iberville Middle students, staff pay tribute to fallen Biloxi police officer as procession passes school

Coast community shows support for fallen officer's family

D’IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - Students, faculty and staff at D’Iberville Middle School showed their support for fallen Biloxi police officer, Robert McKeithen Monday during McKeithen’s funeral procession.

The student body along with faculty and staff wore blue and stood with their hands over their hearts as McKeithen’s funeral procession passed by the school.

“Though no words can ever express our immense gratitude. We thank him for his service and protection of the people of Biloxi. We send our love, respect, and prayers to his family and friends, his fellow police officers and the Biloxi community,” said D’Iberville Middle School Principal, Matthew Elias.

McKeithen was laid to rest Monday after he was killed May 5th in what police describe as an “ambush”.

All photos were taken courtesy of representatives with D’Iberville Middle School.

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