Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

February 13, 2013

Police chief resigns


Feb. 13, 2013 — Grayson’s Chief of Police handed in his letter of resignation to the City Council on Tuesday.

In a letter addressed to the Mayor, Chief Ed Ginter said his resignation would be effective Feb. 19.

“It has been an honor and I will hold the memories dear to my heart,” Ginter said in his letter. “I feel it is in the best interest of my family and I to move on.”

In a statement released to the media, Mayor George Steele praised Ginter.

“We are grateful to Chief Ginter for a life time of public service,” Steele said in his statement. “We wish Chief Ginter the best in his retirement.”

Steele told the Journal-Times that the department is focusing on building up their patrol base at this time, but he anticipates that they will begin a search for a new chief in the spring.

“I have three sergeants that will handle the operations side of the department in the interim,” Steele said. “The staff we have is very capable of doing a good job to keep this city safe.”

Ginter was a Kentucky State Trooper for 19 years before retiring and becoming Grayson’s Chief in August 2008.