Greenville Police Chief Lonzo Ingram, left, presents Paul Stafford, right, with a badge in recognition of his father's service as police chief. (Advocate Staff/Andy Brown)
Greenville Police Chief Lonzo Ingram, left, presents Paul Stafford, right, with a badge in recognition of his father's service as police chief. (Advocate Staff/Andy Brown)

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GPD honors former chief

Published 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.

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