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Reginald Evans, Leesburg’s first black police officer, dies at 68

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Sergeant Reginald Evans, the first African-American man to serve as a police officer with the Town of Leesburg, died Thursday at the age of 68, according to town officials. He died from pancreatic cancer.

Evans served in Leesburg from 1972 to 1980 and attained the rank of sergeant.

“Yesterday, we lost a historical figure from our Leesburg Police family. A man who for many years served a community he loved. Our heartfelt condolences are with the Evans family,” Leesburg Police Chief Gregory Brown said in a prepared statement.

Services for Evans will be held Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. at First Mount Olive Baptist Church in Leesburg.

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