Hundreds are turning out to say goodbye at this hour Sheriff Al St Lawrence, long time sheriff of Chatham County who passed away last week after a battle with cancer. St. Lawrence was 81.
He spent 23 years in office and prior to that was chief of the old Chatham County Polcie Department for 20 years.
Dignitaries and city and county officials along with many members of the sheriff’s office and family and friends are gathered at this hour for the funeral at St. John the Baptist Cathedral.
Burial will take place later today at Bonaventure Cemetery.