BRUCE, Miss. (WTVA) - Family, friends, and members of different law enforcement agencies gathered to celebrate the life of Bruce Police Chief Stan Evans who died last week following a battle with cancer.
The funeral was held Saturday morning at the Jackson Chapel Baptest Church in Bruce.
Not a sound was heard as a last call was dispatched in honor of Chief Evans.
"They call their badge number and give them the official '10-7', meaning they can't serve no more," said Officer Reginald Adams of the Columbus Police Department.
Multiple law enforcement members from different areas attended the funeral. Adams said he just got off work before the service - this was something he would not miss.
"It was a great turn out," said Adams. "You can tell that he is going to be truly missed and he really was loved by his peers and other law enforcement throughout the state."
Many spoke on Chief Evans' behalf, including his brother, son, friends, and those he worked with.
Described as always being happy and always making others laugh, the Jackson Chapel Baptist church would fill with laughter as loved one's remembered Chief Evans.
"He loved enjoying life," said Pastor Charles Tillman. "He was great to the community."
Chief Evans was also described as firm and fair. His legacy with the Bruce Police Department will not be forgotten.