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Remembering Sergeant Haynes

The Wilmington community honored Edward Lee Haynes, one of the first African-American police officers at the Wilmington Police Department. The Wilmington community honored Edward Lee Haynes, one of the first African-American police officers at the Wilmington Police Department.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The Wilmington community honored Edward Lee Haynes, one of the first African-American police officers at the Wilmington Police Department, Saturday.

Hundreds of Haynes' family, friends and fellow officers remembered him at a funeral service at St. Luke AMEZ Church Saturday morning.

Several police officers and NAACP officials spoke about Haynes' dedication to the community, the police department, and his family.

Multiple times throughout the service, it was noted Haynes demanded and gave respect to anyone he encountered.

Haynes was also one of the first African-Americans promoted to Sergeant during 1960.

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