Greenville Police Complimented For Bicentennial Coverage

During the most recent Greenville City Council meeting, compliments were given to the work of the police officers who were on duty during the city’s bicentennial celebration over the weekend.

Greenville officers, Bond County deputies and officers from other agencies provided security for the event.

Greenville Police Chief Lou Lorton told WGEL he was happy with the results of the Bicentennial and how it worked out. He said, “From the opening ceremony Saturday morning to the closing fireworks, there were remarkably few emergency calls to the 911 center.”

Lorton said there were a few reports of falls during the celebration downtown. There were also several calls regarding lost wallets and several “pocket dials”. One man was arrested for disorderly conduct.

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Chief Lorton said there was a lot of planning that went into staffing security at the event. He said they wanted everyone to have a good time as long as everyone behaved, which was the general consensus after the event. Click below for more:

At all times during the bicentennial, there were 10 to 15 policemen assigned to the downtown area.

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