Officers bid their farewells to slain sheriff, Tenn.

By John Porretto, The Associated Press
The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 24, 2001

(Memphis, TN) - Hundreds of law enforcement officers, many in uniform, stood with family and friends Friday to remember and bid farewell to a slain Mississippi sheriff.

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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