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Eupora Police Officer Killed by Attempted Bank Robbery Suspects

EUPORA, Miss.–One Eupora Police Officer was killed in the line of duty on Wednesday when he was run over by several bank robbery suspects.

Apparently around 8 a.m. three people were parked at CB&S Bank in Eupora and when the bank manager went to unlock the bank door they tried to get inside.

“The bank manager locked the door behind him because they weren’t scheduled to open yet and the three suspects couldn’t get in,” said Eupora Mayor Dan Burchfield.

After that the trio ran back to their car and drove off.

Their car was later spotted near Grenada and the tag came up a match for the suspects and they were then trailed to the Webster County line.

“Webster County deputies tried to stop them and then that ended up in a high speed pursuit,” said Burchfield.

Two Eupora police officers were sent to the intersection of Hwy. 9 and Hwy. 82 where they deployed spike strips and waited for the vehicle.

“Officer Keith Crenshaw deployed those spikes and then backed up into the median just like protocol says,” he said. “The suspects no doubt saw the spikes and swerved into the median at which time they hit and fatally injured Crenshaw.”

Shortly after they hit a light pole and a concrete embankment killing one and critically injuring the two others in the car.

Officer Crenshaw was 52-years-old and a graduate of Eupora High School according to Burchfield.

He had just seen the birth of this second grandchild on Monday.

An investigation into the entire incident is still ongoing.

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