Former Canton Police Chief Milton Luckett passes away from COVID-19


CANTON, Miss. (WJTV) – Former Canton Police Chief Milton Luckett, 73, passed away after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Luckett’s daughter, Montrice Wilson, says Luckett contracted the virus from a rehabilitation facility earlier in the month. He passed away on Thursday, November 19.

“My dad was a hero. He was a courageous resourceful and well-respected man,” said Wilson.

“When I remember my dad, I will smile each time knowing that I have someone so honorable in heaven on my side. Dad gained his heavenly wings on November 19 after battling the Coronavirus. My family and I would like to humbly thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at St. Dominic Hospital for caring for him during this time.”

Milton Luckett pictured with his wife. Photo courtesy: Montrice Wilson, daughter

Current Police Chief Otha Brown gave his condolences: “He was a good chief. He was the people’s person, and he cared a lot about the community. He wanted people to do right.” 

Luckett served with the department for more than 30 years. He leaves behind a wife, six children, three sisters, and a number of grand and great grandchildren.


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