Former police chief honored by Exchange Club Thursday


The Exchange Club of Tuscaloosa honored former Tuscaloosa police chief Ken Swindle Thursday during the group’s meeting at Hotel Capstone.

Swindle was given the Golden Deed Award for his many contributions to the West Alabama community.

Swindle served on the Tuscaloosa Police Department for 34 years and was chief for 20 years before he retired in 2008.

“I really appreciate the Exchange Club for nominating me and selecting me on this. I just thank God for it, and this community been wonderful for me. I’ve been in the Exchange Club all for 30 something years and I just love Tuscaloosa and it’s been a blessing to be able to serve,” said Swindle.

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