Funeral held for long time Jackson County Deputy Michael Robichaux

Today, family, friends, and colleagues gathered at Our Lady of Victories Parish in Pascagoula to say their goodbyes to longtime Jackson County Deputy Michael Robichaux.

Maj. Robichaux died Sunday evening from pancreatic cancer. He was a member of the department for 43 years, retiring in December 2015.  He was also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Known as a firearms training advocate, the department dedicated its new firearms training center in Moss Point in his honor.

During the ceremony, Sheriff Mike Ezell presented the Distinguished Service Award to Robichaux’s daughter and son. Sheriff Ezell said, “Michael Robichaux was just an outstanding member of the sheriff’s office, not only that he was a good human being. He is going to be missed around the courthouse. Just look at the people that are here today that loved him. I mean, he trained so many of us, he taught us the ropes. He is going to be missed.”

Michael is survived by his wife Gayle Robichaux, daughter, son, stepsons, and grandchildren.

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