Funeral services announced for form Slidell Police chief

Funeral services announced for form Slidell Police chief
Funeral Procession Route. Source: Slidell PD
Funeral Procession Route. Source: Slidell PD

SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - Family and friends of veteran Slidell Police Officer, and former interim Slidell Police Chief, Eugene "Butch" Howard, are invited to attend the funeral services at the Slidell City Auditorium, located at 2056 2nd St. in Slidell on Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Visitation at the auditorium will begin at 9 a.m. until service time with military and police honors.

Over 30 years ago, Howard served in the U.S. Army before beginning his career with the Slidell Police Department.

During his tenure, he served as chief of operations, SWAT commander, patrol commander, assistant chief of detectives and ultimately assistant police chief.

He graduated from the FBI National Academy in 1998.

Howard was 65. He died from natural causes.