Funeral arrangements made for Kennett assist. police chief who died from COVID-19

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KENNETT, Mo. (KFVS) - Funeral arrangements were made for the assistant police chief in Kennett.

Major Rick Groves died from complications due to COVID-19.

Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 19 at McDaniel Funeral Service in Kennett. Services were scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Kennett High School Gym. He will be buried in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

Police Chief Kenny Wilson posted on the department’s Facebook page on Friday, October 16 remembering Major Rick Groves as “hard-headed” and “stubborn," but said he loved what he did and cared about the citizens of Kennett.

They said Groves worked for the Kennett Police Department for more than 35 years.

**Update** It is with deep regret that the Kennett Police Department announces the death of Assistant Chief/Major Rick...

Posted by Kennett Police Department on Friday, October 16, 2020

The police department first posted on September 25 asking for prayers for Groves. At that time, they said he was in the hospital in ICU due to COVID-19.

On behalf of all the Kennett Officers and Kennett Communications we would like every one keep Major Groves in your...

Posted by Kennett Police Department on Friday, September 25, 2020

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