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University City Patch - UCHS Classmates, Community Pay Tribute to Deputy Chief Ernest Green

University City Patch - UCHS Classmates, Community Pay Tribute to Deputy Chief Ernest Green

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Police & Fire
UCHS Classmates, Community Pay Tribute toDeputyChief Ernest Green
Deputy chief described as unforgettable in memorial celebration at City Hall.
ByKareem Johnson|Email the author| December 27, 2010
Friends, classmates and community memberspaid tribute to the late Ernest Green, the DeputyPoliceChiefof the University City Police Department Sunday night at City Hall.Green, 46, died on December 20 from braincancer.The class motto of the University City High Schoolclass of 1982 was "unforgettable" and that wasthe overriding theme at last night's memorialcelebration, which eulogized Green's life andeffect on the community. Search
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About 60 people turned up for the gathering, which was filled with reminiscent memories, songsand humor.Tracy Shields and class president Gary Boyd setup the event, which was organized through theClass of 1982 Reunion Committee.In his opening remarks, Boyd said the event wasa celebration of Green's life. He also gave thanksto
Major Green's wife of 18 years Alicia Green, who was present last night to allow the communityto pay tribute.Shields and other classmates contributed songsto pay homage, including some familiar songsincluding "This little light of mine" to close the proceedings.
University City Police Chief Colonel Charles Adams made a statement and members of UCPD paidtheir respects."Ernest and I grew up together, said Carlos Mayfield, a pastor and longtime friend of Green."I've known him since I was 4 years old. We used to hold hands going to preschool together," saidMayfield.Mayfield said the memorial celebration was "awesome.""I had an opportunity to visit with Earnest before he passed, and I think he would be pleased to knowthat he gave so much, and that this demonstration gave back to him," Mayfield said. "It's a blessing."A fund has been set up to help support Green's two sons. Donations can be made to: In Care ofErnest Green, P.O. Box 300525, St. Louis, MO 63130.
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Aja Owens
4:14pm on Monday, December 27, 2010
It is so great to see the community come together to honor such a great man. May he rest in eternalpeace. I am sure that his legacy will live on through his sons, as well as the people who he has touchedover the course of his life.
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