Saysha Carter, granddaughter of the late Sgt. Leander Respass, leads a program honoring Leander Respass at Museum of the Albemarle on Sunday.
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Saysha Carter, granddaughter of the late Sgt. Leander Respass, leads a program honoring Leander Respass at Museum of the Albemarle on Sunday.

Tribute paid to city’s first black cop; Respass hiring honored

By William F. West

The Daily Advance

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The 50th anniversary of Elizabeth City’s first African-American to join the police force was honored Sunday afternoon before a large crowd at the Museum of the Albemarle Auditorium.

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