The City of Gulfport has been very fortunate that its police force acts in a professional manner. It is also very fortunate that it has been 29 years since a Gulfport police officer was killed while on duty. Yesterday, a motorist ended that remarkable streak when she struck the motorcycle Lt. Rob Curry was riding.
The area is heavily congested and people tend to take chances when even the tiniest gap in traffic occurs. Accidents occur frequently. The stretch of Highway 49 from Airport Road to St Charles Street is jammed with businesses and motorists. People take chances and accidents occur frequently.
Motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable. People tend not to notice them even in the best of circumstances.
The City of Gulfport mourns the loss of Lt. Lt. Rob Curry. May his family and friends be comforted.