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Law Enforcement Today | July 27, 2016

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In Memoriam Chief Randy Boykin

In Memoriam Chief Randy Boykin
Patrick Sharkey

Randy Boykin, 50, Enterprise Police Department Chief, started his day just like any other day.

Following a long law enforcement career, he served as a small town eastern Mississippi police chief.  He began his day directing traffic at a main intersection of Highway 513 and River Road, assisting grammar school children headed for school.

At 7 a.m., a vehicle raced through the intersection.  Chief Boykin protected the children by shouting at them to move, while he himself was struck instead.  EMS was called and Chief Boykins was air lifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, but he died on the way.

Corporal Andy West of the Mississippi Highway Patrol stated the driver of the Charger was later located and identified as 31 year old Bridgette D. Burns.  The vehicle has been impounded and she is in custody. The continuing investigation is being conducted by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Chief Boykin served Enterprise as chief for 12 years. He also worked part time as a Clarke County Sheriff Deputy just to provide for his family.  He died as he lived, protecting the vulnerable.  Chief, you will never be forgotten.  EOW: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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  1. Chief Randy Boykin: YOU were the very definition of LOVE, down here on earth. You protected little, defenseless, children; rather than thinking about YOUR life; in the face of this tragic crime.
    You laid down your life- for these children. Which is the ultimate sacrifice: for which GOD asks.
    Chief, I Love you, more than words can ere express. And I thank thee with my infinite gratitude.
    To your brave, heroic family: I send my deepest condolences.
    With My Love in him, Margaret

  2. RIP Chief Boykin. As Margaret stated you served God as asked and each day protected these small children and in the end gave your own life to Make sure they were safe. May God be with your family and your Dept. in this time. Until we meet in Heaven Brother….. God Bless

  3. Chief Boykin. As I have read about you and your Love for what you have done over the years as A Law Enforcement Officer I would like to say God Bless You.My Prayers go out for the family and friends of Chief Boykin and being born in Mississippi and started My Law Enforcement Years there I hope to see you in heaven and tell you Thank You for all that you did…God Bless You my friend

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