Thursday, May 29, 2014

Former Martin police chief dies

By: Tanner Hesterberg Email
A former Eastern Kentucky police chief is dead.

Jim Slone, 64, died Wednesday morning, one day after being released from the hospital, where he was treated for heart problems.

Slone, a native of Wheelwright, spent nearly 30 years as a law enforcement officer in the city of Martin, where he served as police chief from 2002 to 2011.

In his younger days, Slone was a military police officer in the Air Force.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.