As the clock struck 5 o'clock Friday afternoon, Keith Davis was officially off duty as Moss Point's Chief of Police. Last week, Moss Point City Council unanimously rejected Davis' resignation, and up until Friday night, they released no word on plans for filling the role.
In a statement to News 25, Moss Point Mayor, David Broomfield, says they've appointed Deputy Chief Art McClung as acting chief until a permanent selection is made. The Mayor will be making his recommendation to the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night as to how the city should proceed. Now former Police Chief Davis says it's a bittersweet departure, but assures residents their safety will be in good hands.
Davis says, “I appreciate all of the love and support that they've shown me through this transition. The City of Moss Point Police Department is going to be just fine. We've hired some very qualified men and women and they're going to do their job. They're gonna’ hold their heads up high and the citizens can rest assured that they are going to be fine.”
Davis has been named Chief of Marine Patrol for the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. His first day is Tuesday.