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02/28/11 — Wayne County's first black deputy a quiet leader, father figure

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Wayne County's first black deputy a quiet leader, father figure

By Dennis Hill
Published in News on February 28, 2011 1:46 PM

Leroy Locklair

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Former Wayne County Sheriff's Office Capt. Leroy Locklair was the first black deputy in the county, starting in 1966. He says the most important part of being a law enforcement officer is the ability to get along with people.

Leroy Locklair doesn't see himself as a part of black history. But as the first black deputy in the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, he led the way for other black officers on the force. "I'm just proud that I'm...

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