Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

February 14, 2013

Grayson police chief resigns

CNHI News Service

GRAYSON — Grayson’s police chief submitted his letter of resignation to the city council on Tuesday.

In the letter, addressed to Mayor George Steele, Chief Ed Ginter said his resignation would be effective Tuesday.

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

Steele praised Ginter in a statement released to the media by his office.

“We are grateful to Chief Ginter for a lifetime of public service,” the mayor said. “We wish Chief Ginter the best in his retirement.”

Steele told the Grayson Journal-Times the police department is focusing on building its patrol base, but he anticipated the city would 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 served with the KSP for 19 years before retiring from the agency and becoming Grayson’s police chief in August 2008. He succeeded Keith Hill in the post.