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Warren County’s most beloved law man thankful to be back in the saddle



Leroy Williams

Many area residents were surprised to see Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy Leroy Williams in uniform and on the job Monday at the annual Lebanese Dinner at St.George Antiochian Orthodox Church.

A stroke forced Williams into retirement almost five years ago.

Leroy Williams has dedicated over 40 years to protecting and serving the citizens of Warren County. After retiring at the rank of lieutenant from the Vicksburg Police Department, Williams joined the Sheriff’s Office overseeing special events and funerals. He was planning his retirement when he suffered a stroke one morning while preparing to lead a funeral.

After almost five years. Williams has regained his health. He had corrective surgery, and his eyesight is back to 20/20.

Sheriff Martin Pace said Williams was soaking wet Monday, but grinning ear to ear. Pace said he was elated to have Williams back to assist with events.

When reached Wednesday, Williams said it was wonderful seeing everyone Monday.

“I must have shook 1,500 hands,” he said.

Williams said he would be working a limited schedule, and said fishing, hunting and his honey-do’s were his top priority now. He glowingly talked of deer hunting with his son and granddaughter.

“Leroy said I still enjoy the job,” he said, “and love seeing the people of this area.”

We love seeing you too, sir!!

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