Lorton Retiring

Newly Retired Greenville Police Chief Lou Lorton

The City of Greenville will soon be looking for a new police chief.

After 35 years on the police force, Chief Lou Lorton has announced his plans to retire at the end of August.

Lorton was hired as a police officer in August of 1982, was promoted to sergeant in 1991 and was appointed police chief in December of 1996, replacing John King.

Greenville City Manager Dave Willey said candidates from inside and outside the department will be considered for police chief. He hopes the position can be filled before Lorton departs.

Anyone interested in the position is asked to contact the city manager. Details of the application and selection process will be announced soon.

WGEL will have more on Lorton’s retirement in the future.

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