Once the clock hit all zeros on the score board Saturday at the Vaught as Alabama defeated Ole Miss by the score of 48 to 43, the protectors of this great city went to work.
Oxford Police Department was put to the test. After a huge game ends, most people would think drinking and fighting would play a huge role in what went on after the game.
Yes, that took place, but that was only some of the things that our men and women in blue had to be called out to take care of this past weekend.
On Saturday, Oxford will once again be jammed packed with fans coming into watch the Rebels take on the Georgia Bulldogs in a SEC showdown. If you happen to be out and about this weekend and see a member of the Oxford Police Department be sure to extend your appreciation for what they do for our community.
John Cofield is a HottyToddy.com writer and one of Oxford’s leading folk historians. He is the son of renowned university photographer Jack Cofield. His grandfather, J.R. “Colonel” Cofield, was William Faulkner’s personal photographer and for decades was the Ole Miss yearbook photographer. Cofield attended Ole Miss as well.
Stay tuned for more information on Cofield’s forthcoming book: Oxford, Mississippi ~ The Cofield Collection — a pictorial history book with John’s writing on the history to go along with the photos.
Contact John at Johnbcofield@gmail.com.