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Hinesville police give long serving officer a final salute, call at funeral
HPD Howard Funeral (1)
Hinesville Police Department Officers line up their vehicles outside of the Carter’s Funeral Home to begin Star Corporal Frances Glenn Howard’s procession. - photo by Asha Gilbert

On a somber and cloudy Tuesday morning, Hinesville Police Officers lined up their cars for Star Corporal Frances Glenn Howard’s funeral procession. Howard had served with the HPD for 27 years at the time of his death Friday, Nov. 16.

Howard passed away at Candler Hospital in Savannah after he succumbed to medical complications.

Born and raised in Liberty County, it was no surprise there was only standing room at the Allenhurst Presbyterian Church where Howard‘s funeral took place.

Howard worked at Coburg Milk Company before joining the HPD. He enjoyed sports, church, friends and family, and especially his grandchildren according to his obituary. 

During the Last Radio Call, a formal acknowledgement that an officer is no longer in duty during a police funeral, many HPD officers appeared overwhelmed with emotion.   

“The level of character he displayed and the small things that made him stand out is something in this day and time I might not find again,” Assistant Chief of Police Lloyd Slater said. 

Howard is survived by his wife of 37 years, Jean Howard, and two children Tosha Howard and Shawn Howard. 

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