Tag: Garry Hamilton

Steve Reed named new police chief

Steve Reed named new police chief

| August 9, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Summit City has a new police chiel. On Aug. 1, 23-year veteran Steve Reed was sworn in as Fort Wayne Police Department chief of police. Reed replaces Garry Hamilton, who decided to leave the job  after a little more than two years in the post. Mayor Tom Henry, Public Safety Director Rusty York, […]

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Highlighting Renaissance Pointe YMCA Block Party

Highlighting Renaissance Pointe YMCA Block Party

| August 5, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville This fantastic block party took place last Saturday July 23, and it was so beautiful to see so many in attendance to enjoy all the gifts, food and wonderment—even though it was a very, very hot day.  So at this time, we bring it to you for your enjoyment, reporting on what […]

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Garry Hamilton to lead FWPD community relations division

Garry Hamilton to lead FWPD community relations division

| March 2, 2016

City’s first black police chief stepping down FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry recently announced Police Chief Garry Hamilton will lead the Fort Wayne Police Department’s new community relations division effective Aug. 1. Hamilton will remain as police chief until Aug. 1, which will allow him to lead public safety efforts through the busiest time […]

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Hamilton will be missed as police chief

Hamilton will be missed as police chief

| March 2, 2016

We can say what other folks are thinking: Something doesn’t feel right about Brother Garry Hamilton stepping down as Fort Wayne police chief to take another job in the department. Call us suspicious; we prefer vigilant. We did not survive more than four centuries of oppression on this side of the world without being vigilant; […]

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Police Chief Hamilton announces return of Holiday Cab

Police Chief Hamilton announces return of Holiday Cab

| December 23, 2015

Program provides free cab service for 28th year FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Police Chief Garry Hamilton recently joined with Holiday Cab to announce the return of the program that provides free cab rides home to impaired drivers during the holiday season.  In its 28th year of service, the Holiday Cab program runs from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. each […]

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Former Deputy Chief of Police Henry ‘Hank’ Sanders crosses over at 77

Former Deputy Chief of Police Henry ‘Hank’ Sanders crosses over at 77

| October 16, 2015

LAS VEGAS—One of Fort Wayne’s most well-known and community oriented police officials crossed over recently. Former Fort Wayne Police Department Deputy Chief Henry “Hank” Sanders passed away at home in Las Vegas at the age of 77. Sanders enjoyed a notable career in the police department, joining the law enforcement agency as a patrolman and […]

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

| August 11, 2015

By Bennie Edwards Special to Frost Illustrated A beautiful collaboration of citizens from the City of Fort Wayne celebrated the momentous 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act signed into law by former President Lyndon Johnson. The celebration took place on Aug. 6 at Parkview Field and was chaired by Jack E. Morris, deputy chair of […]

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School Resource Officer (SRO) Program to receive national recognition

School Resource Officer (SRO) Program to receive national recognition

| June 18, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department’s School Resource Officer program was recently selected to be the recipient of the 2015 NASRO Model Agency award. The department’s program was nominated by Fort Wayne Community School’s Director of Security Dottie Davis, in a nationwide competition where numerous nominations were submitted. Lt. Earl Roach, awards committee chair said, […]

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Credit prayer, God with reduction of city homicides

Credit prayer, God with reduction of city homicides

| February 7, 2015

By the Rev. Arsben D. Jennings Special to Frost Illustrated My name is Reverend Arsben Dennis Jennings and I am not addressing my accomplishments here in the city of Fort Wayne for egotistical or self-centered or boastful, proud reasons.  I simply want to point out progress that has been made in this community that may […]

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God’s love is the greatest power for change, healing

God’s love is the greatest power for change, healing

| February 6, 2015

By the Rev. Arsben D. Jennings I want to start off by saying that I apologize for making the remark in my last article in the Frost concerning Chief Garry Hamilton not thanking the community of Fort Wayne for their prayers.  I personally called Chief Hamilton and he informed me that the interview with the […]

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