Hinds County Coroner Sharon Gresham Stewart has confirmed to WLBT’s Howard Ballou that former Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason, 64, passed away Friday night at around 8 p.m. at his home.
Mason has courageously battled prostate cancer for the last three years. Prior to being elected Sheriff he served with both the Jackson Police Department and the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office under the late Malcolm McMillan. He was named the Metro Areas Top Cop in 2000.
We are deeply saddened to hear of the recent passing of former Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason. Our prayers and condolences are extended to his family and friends during this difficult time. May you all have peace and understanding. We are thankful for his service. pic.twitter.com/x19DjdSqZr
— Hinds County Sheriff’s Office (@CountyHinds) May 22, 2021
We at VDN offer our sincere condolences to Sheriff Mason’s family and friends.