SLIDESHOW: Haywood County sheriff laid to rest

SLIDESHOW: Haywood County sheriff laid to rest

BROWNSVILLE, TN (WMC) - Mourners packed a Brownsville church to pay tribute to a Mid-South sheriff who passed away this week.

Haywood County Sheriff Melvin Bond died Monday after battling illness.

The pastor of Elam Baptist Church where Bond served as a deacon and male chorus member, said Bond's compassion never wavered, even while he was afflicted.

Sheriff Bond was the first elected African-American Sheriff in the county, serving his fourth consecutive term.

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