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Chief Henderson worthy of ‘O’ Foundation honor

We want to add our applause to those congratulating BrookhavenPolice Chief Pap Henderson on his being the first honoree at the”O” Foundation’s Ole Brook VIP Banquet and Gala.

The “O” Foundation, which was formed to promote community unity,chose to honor Henderson – the city’s first black police – for hisimpeccable character, his being a fine role model and his strongrepresentation of the city. Like the foundation itself, Hendersonis a force for good in Brookhaven and his record of service hasreflected that throughout his 36 years with the policedepartment.

Congratulations, Chief.

Also worthy of thanks are the many “O” Foundation members andvolunteers, headed by Friday’s event organizer Rose “Polly” Powell,who worked hard to make the evening a big success. Friday’sfeatured speaker Robert Walker, Jackson’s chief administrativeofficer and a former Vicksburg mayor, applauded the group’s effortsto promote and hold activities to bring people together and torecognize selfless work that is good for the entire community.

The “O” Foundation is off to a strong start and we look forwardto its continued good work in the months and years ahead.