June 15, 2022

Lauderdale County Sheriff pens open letter to the family of fallen officer Kennis Croom

Therese Apel

Fallen Meridian Police Officer Kennis Croom
Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie
(Photo: LCSO Facebook)

Open Letter to the family of Officer Kennis Croom, the communities he had served and the men and women he had partnered with.

As Sheriff of Lauderdale County, I’ve had the privilege of employing many men and women over the last twenty-seven years. On occasion, we come in contact with someone who excels in being a special human.

As a Deputy, Kennis Croom was such a person. I’ve taken the time to reflect back to June 9th, 2022 (End of Watch) and reviewed my daily devotion for that date. It’s theme for that date is 1 Kings 3:10-12 NLT.

The Lord was pleased that Soloman had asked for wisdom. So God replied, “Because you have asked for wisdom in governing my people with justice and have not asked for a long life or wealth or the death of your enemies – I will give you what you asked for! I will give you a wise and understanding heart such as no one else has had or ever will have!”

We as a society, often question why we lose the good men and women of Law Enforcement. We must never question the plan that is in place for each of us by God!

Rest easy Officer Kennis Croom. You were a good man!

Sheriff Billy Sollie

Open letter from Lauderdale Sheriff Billy Sollie to the family of Kennis Croom.

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