Former Rebel takes over as Meridian Police Chief
James Reed, one of the first two African-Americans to
play football at Ole Miss, was named police chief of Meridian, Miss., earlier this
month by Meridian Mayor Cheri Barry.
A native of Meridian, Reed has served in law enforcement for more than 35 years including stints as a probation and parole officer with the state of Mississippi and as a supervisory special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
He had been living with his family in Jacksonville, N.C., prior to his new appointment.