COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Lowndes County Constable Willie "Hoot" West died on Thursday following a car accident.
Following the May 6 accident, he was transported to the hospital for his injuries.
West later died from his injuries.
On Sunday, his family and friends gathered to say their final goodbyes.
West started his career in law enforcement in 1962.
He later became the Lowndes County constable and served for more than 40 years.
Law enforcement from across the state showed their respects for West.
Officers said after spending so many years as a community leader, West will be greatly missed.