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Eupora Police Officer remembered

Reported by: Susan Parker
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Updated: 7/31/2014 5:58 pm
EUPORA, Miss. (WTVA) -- Eupora Police Officer Keith Crenshaw worked the night shift and often spent those hours keeping close watch on this tiny, close-knit Webster County town.

"He was always making the rounds downtown, checking stores," said Webster County Public Information Officer Deputy Jimmy Forrester.

He would check on friends like Deputy Jimmy Forrester with daily phone calls.

"It's losing a brother, losing a friend and losing a comrade," added Forrester.

The state is well-represented on this day in Eupora for the dedication of the Keith Alan Crenshaw Memorial Highway.

"The outpouring of love is just amazing. It's what keeps us going," said Officer Crenshaw's sister Valerie Palmer.

"He passed away doing what he loved to do and it's just gonna be a great honor to have this as a memorial to his life," said Officer Crenshaw's son Heath Crenshaw.

Not far away, we find a memorial to Officer Crenshaw placed in front of the Eupora Police Department.

The family says he was an easy going man who always smiled.

"We're always gonna remember Keith and the sacrifice that me made for us and for our community," said Eupora Police Chief Greg Hunter.

Two of the three bank robbery suspects died after their vehicle struck a utility pole.

The remaining suspect faces trial on robbery charges beginning next week.

He has also been indicted on capital murder charges in connection with Officer Crenshaw's death.

His memory will live on through his six children and five grandchildren.

The signs are placed on a segment of U.S. Highway 82 beginning at its easternmost intersection with Mississippi Highway 182 and extending westerly to its westernmost intersection with Mississippi Highway 182.
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