UPDATE: MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — The family of Ret. Chief Joe Stewart have announced the funeral arrangements.
According to family, the funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday June 30, 2021, at North Monroe Baptist Church. His interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
There will be a visitation from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at North Monroe Baptist Church.
For more information about Ret. Chief Joe Stewart and his obituary, click here.
MONROE, La (KTVE/KARD) (June 25, 2021 5:57 p.m.) — The Monroe Police Department is mourning the death of former police chief Joe Stewart. Those close to Stewart say that he had a huge impact on them and the community.
Victor Zordan Monroe Chief of Police “He hired me in the early 90’s, and he was the epitome of caring for the citizens of Monroe”
Stewart retired in June of 2003; Monroe’s chief of police Victor Jordan says Stewart loved his job very much.
Victor Zordan “He cared, he cared about everybody he wanted to make sure you had what you needed to get your job done. He cared about the citizens of Monroe on all walks of life”
Chief Stewart was hired by the police department in November of 1974. Stewart’s friend and director of Ouachita Parish Homeland security Neal brown says working with Stewart was always a pleasure.
Neal Brown director of Homeland Security Ouachita Parish “He didn’t get upset. I mean if the train fell off the track if we had something blow up, tornados, hurricanes, everything we’ve had here he never got upset he was always on an even kill to try to get things back right again. “
Neal grew up with Stewart and says he will not be forgotten.
Neal Brown Director of Homeland Security Ouachita Parish “We’ll miss him a lot. he was quite a good d guy and a good mentor for all of us that worked here.”
Funeral arrangements for Chief Joe Stewart have yet to be announced.