|Death: ||Nov. 2, 1990|
ORVILLE E. ALFORD, FORMER MELBOURNE COUNCILMAN
When Orville E. Alford retired as a truck driver in 1973, he never considered embarking on a leisurely life of golf and fishing. Instead, he began a career of community service.
After his retirement, Alford served as Melbourne police chief for several years and as a city commissioner for 11 years. “He loved the jobs and serving his community here,” said Alford’s wife, Vera.
Alford, a native of Campbell County, was a truck driver for five years for New York Central of Cincinnati. He worked as a mechanic for the company the next 15 years. Alford drove a truck for the Miller Express Co. of Cincinnati for eight years, before retiring in 1973.
In the mid-70s, he served as police chief. “He was too good a policeman to do any harm to his community,” Mrs. Alford said. “He would take people home that maybe were drunk or things like that instead of writing a ticket. Everybody liked it when he was police chief. He was out every night, seven nights a week.”
Alford first was elected to the city commission in 1979."He was a well-liked man in his community,” Mrs. Alford said. “That just about puts it all into one.”
Alford was a member of Carthage Council No. 95 of Junior Order United American Mechanics.
Other survivors include a daughter, Maida Brossart of Melbourne, and a granddaughter, Stephanie Brossart of Melbourne.
Burial will be at Alexandria Cemetery
Exerts from KENTUCKY POST Covington, Kenton Co., KY—
Saturday, 3 November 1990
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