Bringing Pascagoula Fire Captain Jacob Latch home

The body of Pascagoula Fire Captain Jacob Latch was brought back home today.

Thirty-eight-year-old Captain Latch passed away last week after losing his battle to an aggressive form of cancer. Three weeks ago, he was diagnosed with EHE, a cancer that grows from the cells that make up the blood vessel, which rapidly spread throughout his body.

Multiple law enforcement agencies lined the runway at Million Air in Gulfport to pay their respects to the fallen firefighter and support his friends and family.

A procession carried Captain Latch’s body from the airport to the Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Home in Biloxi.

Latch was a lifelong resident of Ocean Springs, serving with the Pascagoula Fire Department for 16 years.

He leaves behind his wife of 13-years, Katie, and their three children.

There will be a visitation tomorrow from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Home on Porter Avenue in Ocean Springs.

There will be another visitation on Wednesday and it will begin at 11 a.m. with a funeral service to follow at 12 p.m. at Mosaic Church, located on Bienville Boulevard in Ocean Springs.

The family requests donations be made in lieu of flowers to either the Tunnels to Towers Foundation or to the EHE Foundation.

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