VIDEO: City Of Bruce Remembers Its Longtime Police Chief

BRUCE, Miss. (WCBI)- The city of Bruce is continuing to mourn the loss of its long time police chief Stan Evans.

Evans passed away last Friday after a long battle with cancer.

“It was never a dull moment inside the Bruce Police Department,” said Corey Alexender, current officer at BPD.  “I looked forward to coming to work every day and not only because I love my job, but I loved him.”

For more than a decade Chief Evans has been the backbone of BPD.

He took pride in doing the right thing and serving his hometown community.

“Chief was an intelligent man, full of wisdom, and gave the best advice in the world,” Alexander expressed. “He was like a father to me, a mentor, a brother, he was my chief.”

Alexander worked with Evans since 2012 and shared a close bond with his chief.

“Chief hired me on in Derma and gave me my first shot in law-enforcement in 2012 as a part-time police officer. Of course, he gave me his word and told me that he would get me in as a full-time officer, and a year later in 2013 he hired me on as a full-time officer here at the Bruce Police Department.”

“One thing about chief, he taught you how to be a man, how to stand up, and you have to be truthful no matter what the situation is just always be truthful,” said Phillip Brackett, current officer at BPD who grew up with Evans.

Those close to Evans described him as a leader, a man of strong faith, a man of character, and a man who always kept his word.

“Chief was a man that would have you laughing all of the time,” Brackett described. “He was fair and that’s one thing I liked about him. He did not care who it was, chief done his job. He didn’t take sides for anyone, he done what was right.”

The chief had been putting up a strong fight with cancer for these last few years, but even with the sickness and pain, he never let that stop him from putting on his badge everyday and serving his community.

“He was a good tough man, said Brackett. “He really cared about Bruce, Mississippi, cared about the people here. He came to work up until he just got to where he couldn’t get up, he just drug himself on in here, he never gave up.”

“There will never be another one like him, it never will,” said Alexander.

Bryan Roberts is currently serving as the interim chief of police at the department.

The home-going service for Chief Evans is set for Saturday at 11 A.M. at Jackson Chapel M.B. Church in Bruce.

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