Bill to rename Biloxi Post Office after Officer McKeithen goes to Senate
The U.S. Post Office in Downtown Biloxi may soon be renamed for a fallen police officer who was killed in the line of duty two years ago.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill which would name the building the Robert S. McKeithen Post Office if it passes through the Senate.
Representative Steven Palazzo introduced the bill earlier this year, so that the building would be “a daily reminder of his dedication to his community and our respect for law enforcement.”
McKeithen, a 24-year veteran with the department, was murdered in May 2019 in the parking lot of the Biloxi Public Safety Center. Police Chief John Miller said, “We’re very pleased that people would think of us, that the community would think of us, that Congressman Palazzo would come up with this idea. So, we’re very appreciative of those things. It’s going to honor Robert. It’ll be a memory that’ll be there for many years to come. And you know, I think it’s something that everybody will be appreciative of.”
The accused killer, Darian Atkinson, awaits trial.