Member of Georgetown Police family passes away

  • Friday, January 17, 2014

Larry Ward, left, was presented a plaque of appreciation by Police Chief Paul Gardner at his retirement luncheon last month. Scott Harper/Times

One month after a retirement party was held in his honor, former Georgetown Police Inspector Larry Ward died after a battle with cancer.

For more than 33 years - 18 of those in Georgetown - Ward did his part to keep the streets safe.

“He passed away peacefully at 1:47 p.m. Thursday at Grand Strand Hospital,” according to a statement released by the Police Department.

Ward was instrumental in the process that allowed the Georgetown Police Department to become Nationally Accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, said Police Capt. Nelson Brown.

“He was a great friend and a true Law Enforcement professional. He will be sadly missed”, commented Chief Paul Gardner.

Funeral arrangements have not been finalized at this time.

Ward began his career in the Charlotte area and was hired by the Georgetown Police Department in 1995.

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