Lincoln County Deputy William Durr laid to rest

LINCOLN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — Family members and friends of Lincoln County Deputy William Durr got the chance to say goodbye to him Thursday.

His funeral was held at Easthaven Baptist Church in Brookhaven at 1 p.m. The church streamed the funeral live on its Facebook page.

Durr was killed in the line of duty over the weekend. Seven others were killed during the shooting spree. The accused shooter, Willie Corey Godbolt, is charged with capital murder and seven counts of first-degree murder.

The church was packed with people from across the state.

“Warren County officers came down yesterday for the visitation, and we are back today with a full patrol squad for the service,” said Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace. “Copiah County also has a couple of officers and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. We are able to provide law enforcement support for the people of Lincoln County so all the Lincoln County officers can attend the service.”

Community members tell us that Durr will be missed.

“He was a wonderful person,” said Debbie Carlisle. “You can tell by the way everybody talked about him and I didn’t know him.”

Durr leaves behind a wife and an 11-year-old son.

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