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Updated: 4/10/2014 9:25 am
EUPORA, Miss. (WTVA) — The Eupora community is still healing nearly six months after losing a cherished police officer.

"The days since have been tough for all of us," Eupora Police Chief Gregg Hunter said.

Keith Crenshaw died in the line of duty in October.

"He died a hero protecting his city," said Crenshaw's son, Colten.

He left behind a family and many who loved him.

"We've had our down days," Colten said. "We've had our up days. We all miss him terribly."

But, a memorial placed in front of the Eupora Police Department will help ease the pain.

"I've been wanting something like this to be done so that the community will not forget him," friend Kathy Bailey said.

Dozens gathered Wednesday for the memorial dedication.

"To see everybody come together and remember my father, it feels special," Colten said.

They gathered not only to honor Crenshaw, but to honor those who put their life on the line everyday.

"God bless the men and women of law enforcement," Hunter said.

Fellow officers, the community and Crenshaw's family all miss him, but believe his passing was a part of a higher plan.

"We'd love to have him back, but he's in a better place," Colten said. "He's taken care of."
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