Jackson County constable remembered for serving others

MCKEE, Ky. (WYMT) - A longtime law enforcement officer in Jackson County who died earlier this week was buried Thursday.

Friends and family of Alvin Webb said they will remember him most for his passion for serving others.

"He had a big heart," Webb's granddaughter-in-law, Heather Clark, said. "Anytime day or night he would come no matter the situation. "If you locked your keys in the vehicle at three o'clock in the morning, all you had to do was call Alvin."

Webb was a constable in district two of Jackson County for nearly 40 years.

He died after a battle with Lou Gehrig's disease.

"Emotions are in the air," Clark said. "We knew this time was coming, but we just aren't ready to let him go."

Even though Webb was best known as constable, he was also a school bus driver and operated a wrecker service.

"If you once met him, you would probably say he was the most ornery person that ever was," said Jenny Webb, Alvin Webb's wife of 53 years. "But after you got to know him and be around him, you would find that he would be a good friend to you and help you any way he could."

As part of the funeral procession, Webb's constable car took one last patrol through downtown McKee with his grandson behind the wheel.

"I hope he was watching from heaven," Jenny Webb said.

Alvin Webb was buried near his home in the Peoples community of Jackson County.

He was 73.

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