Just thought I would ask you guys for your thoughts and prayers. My department just lost one of our retired Chiefs. Chief Ward was one of those iconic men. He was a FBI Academy Graduate, Northwestern and UGA graduate. When he retired he had the distinction as the longest serving Police Chief in the country-36 years as chief. He has been a constant in my life since I was born. He practically was a second father to my dad.(Dad was 19 when Chief Ward hired him). Besides my father, he was one of the largest influences in my police career so far.