Letter to the Editor

Posted on Dec 3 2013 - 5:40pm by Logan Kirkland

On Nov. 9, 2013 our son Christopher was killed in an auto accident in Oxford along with another young man, Kevin Eagan. Christopher was a junior at Ole Miss and a member of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, and Kevin was a freshman pledging ATO. We would like to take this opportunity to extend our thanks to the Oxford/Ole Miss Community for the love, support and prayers given to us at this time.

In a tragedy such as this, there is necessary correspondence and business with which to attend. Everyone we have dealt with has treated us with the utmost respect and compassion. The words we have heard are truly sincere and comforting. We would like to especially thank Chief Joey East of the Oxford Police Department, Rocky Kennedy of the coroner’s office and Dean of Students Sparky Reardon. Most of all we would like to thank the members of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity for making the trip to St. Louis and for truly being “brothers” to both of our sons.

You are truly blessed to be part of such a caring community, and we feel blessed that our sons, Michael and Christopher, chose to attend Ole Miss. We will never forget the kindness extended to our family at this difficult time.


Hotty Toddy,


Jerry, Mary, Alexandra, Michael and Maria Grimaud