GPD honors former chiefPublished 1:17pm Wednesday, July 10, 2013
For more than a decade, E.B. Stafford led the Greenville Police Department.
On Wednesday, current Chief Lonzo Ingram honored his service by presenting his family with a Greenville Police Department badge.
“We felt like this was a good way to honor the memory and service of one of our longtime chiefs,” Ingram said. “He served our community for a number of years and we wanted to recognize him.”
Paul Stafford, the youngest of E.B. Stafford’s 10 children, accepted the badge on behalf of the family.
“It’s a great feeling,” Paul Stafford said of his father being honored. “My dad was a great guy. He was a great father, and he was a great police chief. It’s just a real honor for my family for him to be remembered like this.”
E.B. Stafford served as police chief in Greenville from 1957-1970.
Ingram said a pictured of E.B. Stafford will be framed and placed at the Greenville Police Department.
“He was a good chief and a good man, and he deserves to be honored and remembered by our department,” Ingram said.