Rusty McKinney remembered for his selflessness and smile

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 23, 2024 5:36 AM CT | Published: April 22, 2024 5:23 PM CT

Lt. Vonzell Bibbs, McKinney’s supervisor at MPD’s Raines precinct, left the crowd gathered Hope Church with a call to action: “Smile at somebody. In honor of him, smile at somebody. Because a smile could help someone through this grieving process.”


Joseph McKinney Memphis Police Department
Aarron Fleming

Aarron Fleming

Aarron Fleming covers Memphis and Shelby County’s court system and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. He formerly covered education and earned his B.A. in journalism from the University of Memphis.

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