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Bike ride held in memory of Eupora police officer

Reported by: Tyler Hill
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Updated: 6/07/2014 7:12 pm
EUPORA, Miss. (WTVA) - If you determine how much life is worth by how much you give, then Keith Crenshaw was a man of riches.

"So many people have come to us and told us little things that he did for them on a daily basis that we had no idea that he did," said Crenshaw's sister Valerie Palmer.

On October 23, 2013, he gave his life and his riches to finish his duty. 

Crenshaw was run over by a bank robber as he laid down spikes in the road.

"He loved the community," said Larry Crenshaw, Keith's father. "The community loved him."

Nearly eight months have passed. "We push ahead every day," said Clayten Crenshaw, Keith's son. 

It's not easy on the family. "We have our hard days," Clayten said.

But they take comfort knowing they have his memories.

"He loved life," Palmer said.

"He was just a real good guy," added Mitch Jackson, coworker and friend. "He was everybody's buddy."

If there's one memory they have, it's of him and his bike. "He was a biker," Larry said. "Police work and his motorcycle was his passion."

He rode a certain route every time, and it's the same route a group of bikers followed Saturday morning. 

They rode in memory of the fallen officer and to remember the legacy he left behind.

"Keith would have given anything to be on a ride like this," Jackson said.

More than 60 bikers from the area joined the 70-mile ride to help raise money for the memorial fund in Crenshaw's honor.

"I'm just amazed that total strangers came together for a cause," Palmer said.

He may be gone, but just like the person he was on Earth, he's still giving. The impact he had will leave memories for years to come.

"We miss him," Clayten said. "But we know he's in a better place."

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