Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. for veteran lawman Jimmy Stringer of Columbia.
Stringer died at 65 after a lengthy illness. His career in law enforcement spanned five decades, beginning when he became a state trooper in 1968.
He worked his way up to chief of the Highway Patrol from 1995 to 1997. After his retirement, Stringer served two years as Columbia police chief.