Former Brookhaven Police Chief McKee dies, age 82

Published 4:30 pm Monday, January 22, 2024

Former Brookhaven Chief of Police Fred McKee has died.

McKee died Thursday, Jan. 18, at his home. A Navy veteran, McKee worked two years at Stahl-Urban before going to work for the Brookhaven Police Department as a patrolman in 1965.

In 1989, he was elected Chief of Police, and served until 2001.

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McKee was succeeded by Arlustra “Pap” Henderson Jr., who served 2001-2013.

Bobby Bell followed Henderson, 2013-2017. Current Chief Kenneth Collins was elected in 2017.

Former Chief Bell posted a photo and brief comment online — “Chief McKee you will be missed. Just want to say that you [were] one awesome leader.”

Graveside services for McKee were Sunday afternoon, Jan. 21.