Jenks police officer laid to rest

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Reported by: Price McKeon
Updated: 12/01/2013 9:29 pm Published: 12/01/2013 6:59 pm

Funeral law enforcement from around Green Country gathered Sunday to honor one of their own.

It was standing room only inside the chapel at Moore's Funeral Home Sunday afternoon.

Dozens of law enforcement gathered at the chapel from more than a half a dozen departments honoring one man, Keith Carver.

Black tape was put over law enforcement badges mourning a loss of one of their own.

Marjorie Clark, Keith Carver's mother said, "He loved wearing his badge."

Law enforcement from Sapulpa police, Tulsa police, Verdigris police, Okmulgee sheriff deputies, Pawnee County deputies, OSU officers and other representatives from departments around Green Country attended Sunday's funeral for former Jenks police officer Keith Carver.

Clark said, "Two and a half years we saw Keith leaving us, every day."

His wife Lisa Carver said, "It warms my heart to see how respected he was. He deserves every bit of it. He was a good man."

Carver sits next to her husband's four children, wearing his wedding band and wearing bracelets. One reads,"Stop the disease."

She said, "He was so proud of his family and we're so proud of him."

We've learned Carver fought crime for more than two decades around Green Country, but in
2011 he turned in his full-time badge to focus on fighting a different battle.

"This disease (Pick's disease) is cruel. It's like watching your grown son revert back to a child," Carver's mother, Marjorie Clark said.

His mother told FOX23 she moved in to help her 44-year-old son after doctors diagnosed him with Pick's disease.

She said, "It's like, you know, when I brought him into the world. It's almost like how he was when he went out of world."

The parking lot was full. Police cars lined the streets. A "No funeral parking" sign didn't matter Sunday.

Carver said, "The love and support is overwhelming and awesome."

People parked where they could and stood in the halls to honor a father and an officer that served on multiple departments protecting many communities.

Clark said, "Today (Sunday) our faith is just holding us up and we're strong. He would be strong, so we're strong for him."

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Mayor Maynot - 12/2/2013 12:05 PM
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No funeral parking?? It's nice that his comrades in law enforcement attended the funeral. It's sad that they felt it was their right to ignore the law. That is no proper way to commemorate a man who honored respected and upheld the law.
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