COLLINS, MS (WDAM) - Lawrence Anderson, the first African-American police chief of Collins, passed away.
Anderson served as police chief in Collins for about ten years. He will be laid to rest on Saturday.
The services will be held at Mount Zion Ora Church on Highway 49 at 11 a.m.
He was a native of Covington County, and started on the Collins police force in 1972 and worked his way up to chief.
Collins police officers will serve as pallbearers.