Leroy Hobbs, former sheriff, dies

Leroy Hobbs, former sheriff, dies

There are 5 comments on the The South Mississippi Sun Herald story from Mar 4, 2008, titled Leroy Hobbs, former sheriff, dies. In it, The South Mississippi Sun Herald reports that:

Leroy Hobbs, a former Harrison County sheriff and unsuccessful candidate in the most recent sheriff's race, died today in his Biloxi home.

He died of natural causes, said County Coroner Gary Hargrove. Hobbs was 73.

The downhome politician with a flair for witty remarks served nearly 12 years in a federal prison on a guilty plea to racketeering in 1984. He was arrested the year before near the end of his last term as sheriff.

The Sun Herald tells more about Hobbs in Tuesday's editions. Read more

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A Friend

United States

#1 Mar 4, 2008
LeRoy was without question a friend to many,His detractors and people who did not take time to know him missed his many good attributes that far outweighed his misconduct of past. He will be missed
A Friend

United States

#3 Mar 5, 2008
I have known him since I was 6 years old, I am now 47, No need to educate me I know the truth behind the stories that others have read here... Yes he did have some shortcomings and made mistakes, He served his time for those mistakes and less than 6 months ago he looked me square in the eye and said He was sorry he had made them, He then stated that if he could do it all again he would not make those same mistakes again... bottom line is real simple here, He learned the hard way and took that lesson to heart... I am proud to say I considered him a friend in spite of his past..

As for educating anyone, maybe you should read the charges and evidence in official court records and then see if you really believe everything that was printed in the papers... There was alot of spin put in the papers just as there was with the Sherry murders and Pete Halet...
Billy Bearcat

United States

#4 Mar 5, 2008
fair.
Just a beat cop

Ocean Springs, MS

#5 Apr 13, 2009
A Friend wrote:
I have known him since I was 6 years old, I am now 47, No need to educate me I know the truth behind the stories that others have read here... Yes he did have some shortcomings and made mistakes, He served his time for those mistakes and less than 6 months ago he looked me square in the eye and said He was sorry he had made them, He then stated that if he could do it all again he would not make those same mistakes again... bottom line is real simple here, He learned the hard way and took that lesson to heart... I am proud to say I considered him a friend in spite of his past..
As for educating anyone, maybe you should read the charges and evidence in official court records and then see if you really believe everything that was printed in the papers... There was alot of spin put in the papers just as there was with the Sherry murders and Pete Halet...
Spin? If it is spin why did he plead guilty? Would you admit to something you did not do? I wonder, do you have the same attitude for other convicts? If they have done their time then all is forgiven....i doubt it!
Shorty

Milledgeville, GA

#7 Jun 10, 2016
A Friend wrote:
I have known him since I was 6 years old, I am now 47, No need to educate me I know the truth behind the stories that others have read here... Yes he did have some shortcomings and made mistakes, He served his time for those mistakes and less than 6 months ago he looked me square in the eye and said He was sorry he had made them, He then stated that if he could do it all again he would not make those same mistakes again... bottom line is real simple here, He learned the hard way and took that lesson to heart... I am proud to say I considered him a friend in spite of his past..

As for educating anyone, maybe you should read the charges and evidence in official court records and then see if you really believe everything that was printed in the papers... There was alot of spin put in the papers just as there was with the Sherry murders and Pete Halet...
He was convicted felon. How in the heck did he think he could be a cop again. He violated his oath of office, the trust of the people who put him in office, and the State of Mississippi.

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