Viewing continues today in Detroit for Benny Napoleon; funeral will be livestreamed Wednesday

December 29, 2020, 6:58 AM

(Graphic: The District Detroit)

A second day of public visitation for Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon begins this morning at a west-side Detrroit church.

The 65-year-old Detroiter died Dec. 17 at Henry Ford Hospital from Covid after being on a ventilator since Nov. 27.

Admirers, who must be masked, can pay respects from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Greater Grace Temple, 23500 W. 7 Mile Rd. (between Berg and Telegraph roads).

Sept. 10, 1955 — Dec. 17, 2020
(Photo: Twitter/Erika Erickson)

A private funeral service will be livestreamed here after 8 a.m. Wednesdaty by Swanson Funeral Home. 

The Cass Tech High School alumnus, a former Detroit police chief (1998-2001), was sheriff since 2009. Napoleon had just been re-elected in November, when he was unopposed.. 

Dozens of tributes and messages to his family are at this online "guest book."


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