Today, Mississippi lost one of the finest officers ever to wear a badge. Lt. Rob Curry of the Gulfport Police Department was traveling on US Hwy 49, when a vehicle pulled out in front of his police bike. He was unable to stop and subsequently died of injuries substained from the crash. Curry was a member of several organization to include Sobriety Trained Officers Representing Mississippi (STORM). He has served this organization for many years on the Executive Board. I have had the pleasure of knowing him for more than eleven years. During Hurricane Katrina, he work around the clock to save many of the citizens of Gulfport, MS. He was a Hero many times over, however he would never admit it. I remeber talking to him in the weeks that followed Katrina. He was so crushed by the plight of his fellow citizens around him. His heart was so big that he suffered each loss as if it were his own. To him, they were very personal losses. Today, I recieved the call telling me what had happened and I understood fully what he was talking about. I can not imagine what his wife, children, family and coworkers are feeling but I ache from his loss. I spent several hours trying to think of how I could best honor his memory. The best that I can come up with is to carry on in his foot steps. I only hope that I am up to the task. He will be missed.
Please add a special prayer for our Hero and his family tonight! They will need it!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Posted by Mississippi Nature at 5:56 PM