Officers bid their farewells to slain sheriff, Tenn.
By John Porretto, The Associated Press
Mourners gathered in groups in and around the century-old Simpson County Courthouse, recalling Sheriff E.C. Mullins's years as a county supervisor and, like his father before him, its top law officer.
"He was dedicated to public service and he was dedicated to law enforcement, " said Deputy Grover E. Bridges, who had earlier served Sheriff Lloyd Jones, who was murdered six years ago.
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