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Sheriff Lee Vance Dies

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Hinds County Sheriff Lee Vance has died, just weeks after being diagnosed with COVID-19.  He was found unresponsive this morning in his home.  Vance was in his first term as Hinds County Sheriff.  He is a graduate of Jackson State University,  and formerly worked in security for JSU. Vance was a former longtime member of the Jackson Police Department, serving as chief from 2014 to 2017. He served for more than 30 years with the department. He was elected sheriff in 2019, defeating the first-term incumbent Victor Mason. Vance was diagnosed with COVID-19 late last month. He had been fully vaccinated.